Pacific Northwest

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden

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Gardening is Child's Play

The experiences that made me an avid gardener come from my earliest memories: planting sweet peas with my mother, harvesting baby carrots with my grandfather, roaming my uncle's ranch and picking kumquats for the first time. I remember when my brother...
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Resources

Books

Making More Plants The title of this book -- Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation , by Ken...

Favorite or New Plant

'Great Expectations' Hosta Few plants light up the shade more than variegated hostas, but they do have a drawback. On many...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Early-Season Perennials
  • Pinch Back Herbs
  • Water Container Plants
  • Take Geranium Cuttings
  • Prevent Corn Earworms

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