Pacific Northwest

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden


In Celebration of Annuals

Since they only stay in the garden for one season, annuals offer an opportunity to experiment with different foliage textures and flower colors each and every year. If you don't like the effect you've created one year, you can simply chalk it up to...
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Web Finds

Garden Puns and Wisdom Gardeners can sometimes take themselves too seriously. Here's a little comic relief. The Spirit...

Favorite or New Plant

Diascia, a Nonstop Performer One of my favorite plants is Diascia barberae because it asks for so little from me and gives...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Hostas
  • Make Inexpensive Plant Markers
  • Combat Spittlebugs
  • Clean Pruning Saws
  • Set Out Convenient Weed Receptacles

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