Pacific Northwest

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it’s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for “do-it-yourselvers” shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden


Remaining Optimistic About My Winter Garden

I've learned through trial and error I can coax my garden into producing edible vegetables nearly year-round. It takes some planning and some labor, but by continually sowing seeds and maintaining the garden, I can be rewarded with crisp and crunchy...
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Web Finds

Better-Tasting Tomatoes If you really want to earn bragging rights for the best tomatoes in your neighborhood, now's the...

Favorite or New Plant

Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea' I value gold-foliaged plants for their capacity to brighten dark areas of my shade garden. In...
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Regional Reminders

  • Apply Dormant Oil
  • Start Seeds
  • Begin Harvesting Asparagus
  • Check Soil for Planting
  • Plant Roses

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