Pacific Northwest

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow in Summer

National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden

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Creating Beautiful Borders

In my mixed garden borders, annuals, bulbs and perennials mingle at will. The taller perennials form the backbone; annuals and bulbs provide the sparks of interest, which change with the seasons. I use masses of annuals to fill the gaps between the...
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Resources

Books

Gardening By Heart Nothing conjures up the vision of a glorious, graceful plant like the name Queen Anne's Lace. But...

Favorite or New Plant

Astounding Astilbes Always on the lookout for shade-loving plants, I'm really pleased with the astilbes I acquired a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Underplant Fir Trees
  • Training Vines
  • Debugging Containers
  • Prolonging Wisteria Bloom
  • Butterfly Those Roots

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