Pacific Northwest

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden


Choosing the Best Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Going to the nursery to buy a tree or shrub is an adventure I really enjoy. I'm on the lookout for plants that will make steady progress and endure, not those that will cling to life for a season or two then have to be replaced. Experience has...
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Sustainable Gardening: The Oregon-Washington Master Gardener Handbook. Washington State initiated the Master Gardener program in the 1970s as a way to better serve home...

Favorite or New Plant

Centaurea cineraria 'Colchester White' Centaurea cineraria 'Colchester White' is the best silver-leaved plant I've seen in years, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Spuds for Planting
  • Organize Seeds
  • Thin Fruits
  • Watch for Spittle Bugs
  • Trap Slugs

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