Pacific Northwest

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Roses for Your Valentine

National News

It will be Valentine's Day soon, and what better gift to give a loved one than roses. But instead of spending lots of money on cut flowers that will wither in a week’s time, why not treat your...

Sweet Raisin Cherry Tomato

Cherry tomatoes are a popular summer garden vegetable and a favorite with kids. There are many varieties available, such as 'Sungold' and 'Super Sweet 100', that tout a high sugar content. They...

New Environmentally Friendly Slow-Release Fertilizer

Fertilizers are added to lawns and gardens across the country at alarming rates. While they may be necessary for plant growth, excess fertilizer runs off into streams, rivers, and waterways,...

2010 Garden Trends

It's a new decade and new trends are sprouting up everywhere. Gardening is no exception! Each year, the Garden Media Group polls professionals in the lawn and garden industry to see what they...

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In the Garden

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Patiently Waiting for Spring

I'm generally a very patient person, but sometimes waiting for spring is just more than I can handle. I know it's right around the corner, so I tour the garden on a daily basis, hoping to find a single swollen bud or newly emerging crocus -- some sign...
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Resources

Books

In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology Insects and Gardens , a delightful book by Eric Grissellhis, is not a handbook on how to...

Favorite or New Plant

Bed and Border Treasure Nemophila maculata , also known as five spot, is an interesting cool-season plant native to the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Bring Spring Indoors
  • Plant Bare-Root Trees and Shrubs
  • Sow Seeds of Cool-Season Veggies
  • Suppress Winter Weeds
  • Harvest Scion Wood

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