Pacific Northwest

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Compact Obedient Plant

National News

Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...

On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia

If you’re a fruit nut, here’s a Web site for you. is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...

The Soil Sifter

Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless you’re willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...

Keeping Kudzu Under Control

It’s considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...

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In the Garden


Avant-Garde Rose Culture

Now that the summer season is in full swing, we're enjoying our garden to the fullest, especially our spectacular roses. Some shrubs require minimal care, but roses need a regular maintenance program for peak performance. I think it's worth the effort....
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Web Finds

Birdwatcher's Delight Our bird feeders attract lots of visitors all summer long. Many are just passing through on their...

Clever Gardening Technique

In-ground Division Dividing perennials doesn't have to be a difficult task. If you take just a little extra care...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stake Tall Plants
  • Prevent Cucumber Bitterness
  • Plant More Veggies
  • Eradicate Weeds
  • Build a Wasp Trap

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