Pacific Northwest

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Air Pollution Reduces Flower Fragrance

National News

The decline of honeybee and native bee populations has been widely reported in the press, and a number of factors have been attributed to the decline, such as mites, disease, and stress. Now air...

New Multicolored Wallflower

Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms....

Choosing Roses for Your Region

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of award-winning roses. For 70 years they have trialed rose varieties across the...

Recipes from the Garden

Rosalind Creasy is considered a leader in the edible landscaping movement. Her famous book, The Complete Guide to Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), is a bible for many home...

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In the Garden


Plant Hellebores for Winter Color

When I began gardening almost 30 years ago, I planted reliable, easy-care perennials and shied away from anything even remotely demanding. After years of getting dirt under my fingernails, my attitude changed. Now I love the challenge of growing plants...
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Shows & Events

Portland Rose Festival Portland's annual Rose Festival is Oregon's largest community event, with three major parades, an...

Favorite or New Plant

Hosta 'Great Expectations' Few plants light up the shade more than variegated hostas, but they do have a drawback. On many...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Insects
  • Conserve Water
  • Apply Organic Mulch
  • Plant Warm-Season Veggies
  • Prevent Powdery Mildew Disease

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