Pacific Northwest

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Flowering Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susans, are native American wildflowers that have recently gone through a breeding revolution. There are many new selections of this tough, easy-to-grow perennial that...

Online Tool Helps Calculate Carbon Sequestration of Trees

Much of the talk about reducing the effects of global warming has revolved around the amount of carbon dioxide that gets emitted into the atmosphere. One way to reduce CO2 emissions to plant more...

Plants Help People in Hospitals Heal Faster

All gardeners know that plants -- and flowers in particular -- can bring a smile to someone's face. But can flowers be used to help people recover from illnesses? Researchers at Kansas State...

New Sweet Corn with Purple Cob

Nothing is more rewarding than munching on sweet corn harvested fresh from your garden. There are lots of sweet corn types available, from old heirlooms to supersweet varieties. Recently breeders...

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In the Garden


Elegant Japanese Maples

It's easy to become passionate about Japanese maples. While most small trees are grown for their fleeting flowers, Japanese maples are grown for the beauty of their leaves which come in a great variety of shapes and colors. The leaves of the most...
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Web Finds

Vegetable MD Vegetable MD Online was developed by the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University...


Time-Tested Plants: Thirty Years in a Four-Season Garden In Time-Tested Plants: Thirty Years in a Four-Season Garden (Timber Press, 2000), Pamela J....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Peas
  • Try New Vegetables
  • Avoid Critter Damage
  • Windowsill Gardening
  • Propagate Houseplants

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