Pacific Northwest

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Christmas Melon

National News

It’s only December, but the new varieties for 2009 are already rolling in. Mailboxes and e-mail inboxes are being inundated with seed catalogs filled with new varieties. One that caught my eye is...

Community Gardens Add Value to Inner City Homes

Community gardens not only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents, they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home values. Researchers from the American Real...

New Biopesticide Controls Tomato Blight and Mildew

Home gardeners are always looking for the best and safest way to control disease in their gardens. Recently there has been great interest in using naturally occurring microorganisms to combat...

Garden Gloves for Animal Lovers

Garden gloves are an essential item for anyone working in the yard. Plus, they make affordable and much-appreciated holiday gifts. While there are many types of gloves on the market, for those...

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In the Garden

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Pamper Your New Poinsettias

You know it's getting close to the holidays when poinsettias start showing up in garden shops and grocery stores. Buying the best plant can be a daunting task, considering there are likely 20 varieties in a dozen sizes and shapes from which to choose....
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Resources

Books

The New Flower Gardener The New Flower Gardener by Pippa Greenwood (Barnes & Noble Books, 2002; $13) is illustrated...

Clever Gardening Technique

Winter Storage for Garden Stakes and Pots My garden shed is crowded with tools and supplies so I can't afford to be careless about storage...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Root Vegetables
  • Protect Roses
  • Chrysanthemum Care
  • Dig Dahlia Tubers
  • Watch for Standing Water

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