Pacific Northwest

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it’s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you’re...

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In the Garden


Dormant-Season Pruning and Trimming

I think crisp, clear winter afternoons are perfect for strolling through the garden with pruning tools in hand. When branches are unadorned by summer foliage, it's easy to spot potential problems and nip them in the bud. I look first for dead wood...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Create a Terrarium Looking for a project to keep you busy during those long winter days? Why not create a terrarium?...


Nature Crafts Nature Crafts: 50 Terrific Things to Make with Nature's Materials , by Gwen Diehn & Terry...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rehydrate Dahlia Tubers
  • Premature Bulb Growth
  • Apply Horticultural Oils
  • Divide Rhubarb
  • Control Bagworms

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