Pacific Northwest

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden

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Plan Now for a Perfect Summer Garden

Now that the weather is warming and weeds are popping up all over, I'm convinced that spring has finally arrived. It's time to roll up my sleeves and decide what changes to make in my landscape. My garden is in a constant state of flux and I'm not happy...
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Resources

Books

Alpine Plants of North America Some of the loveliest and most delicate plant species are found in the alpine and subalpine...

Favorite or New Plant

Amur Chokecherry Truly a tree for all seasons, Amur chokecherry ( Prunus maackii ) is a stand-out in my garden....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Powdery Mildew
  • Recycle Squeeze Bottles
  • Plant Strawberries
  • Apply Organic Mulch
  • Feed Birds

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