Pacific Northwest

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Tapioca

National News

Tropical foliage plants continue to be popular, and a new ornamental selection of the tropical food plant tapioca promises to shine in any landscape. The variegated tapioca ( Manihot esculenta...

Simple Way to Reduce Peach Brown Rot

Brown rot fungal disease can adversely affect the health of peach trees and fruits. To reduce the need for spraying to control this disease, researchers in France tried changing some common...

New Deer-Control Product

Deer browsing on shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables is a big problem throughout the country. Some gardeners fence out the deer, others try various taste and smell deterrents. Here’s another...

World’s Largest Daphne

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But...

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In the Garden

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Propagating Plants by Layering

One spring years ago while I was cleaning leaves away from the base of my favorite hydrangea, I discovered that a low-growing branch had rooted where it touched the ground, producing a new little plant. I snipped the stem between mother and baby and...
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Resources

Books

Container Water Gardens If you'd love to have the soothing sounds of a water garden but don't think you have the space,...

Favorite or New Plant

'Stella d'Oro' Daylily I admire 'Stella d'Oro' daylily. Not only does it flower all season long, but its mounds of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Rose Cuttings
  • Watch for Spittle Bugs
  • Fertilize Vegetables and Small Fruits
  • Check Vegetables for Tiny Pests
  • Get Weeds Before They Seed

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