Pacific Northwest

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Alstroemeria

National News

Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily is a common cut flower often used in floral bouquets. It is a versatile perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. The orchid-like flowers come in a variety of...

High Nitrogen Levels Reduce Health Benefits of Veggies

Many herbs and spices are known to contain potent antioxidant compounds. However, it’s not always clear how growing conditions affect the levels of antioxidants in plants. Researchers at...

Love at First Sight Rose Video

Roses are one of America’s best-loved flowers. Few home gardeners realize the time, energy, and money that go into breeding and growing a variety for market. A new variety takes years of trials...

Farmers for Hire: New Trend in Urban Gardening

In hard economic times everyone wants to cut costs. While growing your own food can save money and produce fresh, healthy vegetables in your own yard, it does take time and expertise. People in...

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In the Garden

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Indoor Plant Pests

For those of us who garden indoors as well as out, bugs aren't a pesky problem confined just to the garden. They can be as much of a nuisance on the windowsill as in the perennial bed. Luckily, there are really only five common indoor pests so...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen persicum One of my favorite flowering indoor plants is cyclamen, with its showy, butterfly-shaped flowers...

Clever Gardening Technique

Feng Shui with Houseplants According to feng shui, everything around us possesses vital energy. This energy circulates...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Packing Materials
  • Add Color to Your Winter Landscape
  • Try Garbage Gardening
  • Increase Humidity for Houseplants
  • Inspect Houseplants for Pests

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