Pacific Northwest

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening For the Cure

National News

Smooth leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are adaptable native shrubs that flourish in many parts of the country. And breeders have given us a host of beautiful cultivars to choose from....

A Dangerous Book

Be forewarned. The minute you open The Gardener's Color Palette , you can kiss your savings account goodbye. Because once you get a look at the stunning photographs of flowers by Clive Nichols...

Karmic Justice?

Anyone who gardens in the eastern U.S. is familiar with the Japanese beetle, that voracious consumer of just about anything green in the garden. It is one of the most destructive pests east of the...

A Helenium of a Different Color

Helenium, also known as sneezeweed, has long been a favorite for adding color to the late season garden. The daisy-like flowers with raised centers bloom in autumnal shades of orange, red, russet...

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In the Garden


Make a Splash in Your Garden

I've always loved the sight and sound of water in the garden. Whether it's a tumbling, trickling fountain, a reflecting pool, or a pond fringed with beautiful water plants, I think water is wonderful element. The sound of water draws me to its source,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Snowbell One of my favorite small flowering trees is the Japanese snowbell ( Styrax japonicus ). In...

Clever Gardening Technique

Buckwheat for Deer Control If you're plagued with deer like I am, consider planting buckwheat as a trap crop for Bambi and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Early-Flowering Shrubs
  • Check for Aphids
  • Divide Perennials
  • Stay Ahead of Weeds
  • Buy Healthy Bedding Plants

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