Pacific Northwest

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something Old and Something New in Tomatoes

National News

It’s the New Year. With the staggering economy, many people are looking to grow more of their own vegetables this year. With that in mind, I thought to highlight some of the best new varieties of...

Two Tough Greens

There’s nothing like fresh greens from the garden in spring. Two of the stars in the early spring greens garden are arugula and kale. They are tough, cold tolerate, tasty, and nutritious. Here are...

Not So Hot Pepper

Lovers of spicy foods know that any dish with habanero peppers in it will knock your socks off. Considered one of the hottest pepper types, habaneros must be used with caution when handling and...

Two New Cabbages

Cabbages may not be the type of vegetable that gets people excited, but these two new varieties have some great advantages that might inspire you grow them. ‘Icy Fingers’ cabbage is one of...

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In the Garden


Planning the Perfect Summer Garden

With the holidays over and the decorations put away, January becomes the ideal month to plan for a healthy, productive garden. Now's the time to consider not only what looks good, but also what might improve our plantings in the coming growing season....
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Shows & Events

2009 Yard, Garden & Patio Show This is Portland's most inspiring garden show! If you'd like a preview of spring, this is the...

Favorite or New Plant

Amur Chokecherry Truly a tree for all seasons, Amur chokecherry ( Prunus maackii ) is a stand-out in my garden....
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Regional Reminders

  • Propagate Houseplants
  • Recycle Squeeze Bottles
  • Slug-Proof Your Container Plants
  • Feed Birds
  • Start Seeds in Kitty Litter

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