Pacific Northwest

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden


Should Trees Be Staked?

It used to be common practice to stake newly planted trees by encircling their trunks with guy wires attached to vertical supports. But staking has probably killed as many trees as it has helped, simply because so many of them were never unstaked. As...
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Favorite or New Plant

Diascia One of my favorite plants is diascia because it asks for so little from me and gives so much in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Flowering Greeting Cards I grow a garden full of flowering plants and have many requests for seeds. I fill those requests...
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Regional Reminders

  • Build a Flower Basket
  • Check for Insects
  • Thin Seedlings
  • Thin Apples
  • Fertilize Lawns

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