Pacific Northwest

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden


Seed-Saving Time

Collecting and germinating seeds from your favorite annuals and perennials adds a new dimension to gardening. With a little bit of effort, you can increase your stock and share the wealth with friends. And because seedlings can be quite variable, you...
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Web Finds

The Pocket Gardener If you've often wished you had your reference books with you on a trip to the nursery, The...

Favorite or New Plant

Everlasting Statice Statice ( Limonium sinuatum , sometimes called sea lavender) does double-duty in my garden. It's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Flowering Shrubs
  • Control Apple Maggots
  • Cut Back Annuals
  • Reseed Bare Spots
  • Provide Morning Showers

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