Pacific Northwest

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Compact Magnolias for Early Spring Blooms

National News

Magnolia trees are popular for their flowers, which bloom in late winter or early spring. The trees are majestic and the flowers are colorful, with a unique sweet fragrance. However, many magnolia...

New Ergonomic Kitchen Cutter

It's important to have the right tools when you're working in the kitchen. While sharp knives are great for many jobs, chopping vegetables with a knife can be time-consuming and requires a cutting...

A New Way to Repair Your Dog-Damaged Lawn

Dogs maybe man's best friends, but they certainly aren't friends to your lawn. Dogs urinating on the lawn can cause brown, dead spots. Dedicating a certain area for your dog helps, and watering...

A Clover of a Different Color

White or Ladino clover is usually thought of as a weed in lawns or as a forage crop for animals. However, there are some attractive varieties of white clover gardeners can grow as a ground cover....

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In the Garden


Add Ferns for Texture in Shady Gardens

To me, ferns are the classic shade plants. Their delicate, feathery fronds coupled with their diverse shapes and sizes are what appeal to me most. I think they are easy to fit into almost any kind of garden. I like to contrast the lacy foliage of...
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Web Finds

Paul Ecke Ranch Poinsettias To learn about the world of poinsettias and the newest introductions, visit the Paul Ecke Ranch...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create a Terrarium Here's a project to keep you busy during those long winter days: Create a terrarium. You'll...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Holiday Greenery
  • Purchase a Living Christmas Tree
  • Recycle Packing Material
  • Check Soil Moisture
  • Keep Off the Grass

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