Pacific Northwest

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden


Springtime is Renovation Time

Although I designed my perennial borders to be permanent, in reality they are works in progress. Sometimes plants aren't satisfied with their allotted space, or I get tired of them and want to try something new. And always, there's that overgrown bed...
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Shows & Events

Newport Oregon Garden Expo The premiere garden & landscape show on the Oregon coast runs 06/26/2009 through 06/27/2009 and...


Container Plants: For Patios, Balconies, and Window Boxes As an avid container gardener, I'm always on the lookout for good books on the subject....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Powdery Mildew Disease
  • Apply Organic Mulch
  • Plant Warm-Season Veggies
  • Check for Insects
  • Conserve Water

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