Pacific Northwest

May, 2010
Regional Report

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Lawn Alternatives

I like lawns in moderation, but our plot of land has far too much lawn for my taste. So over the years I've acquired an impressive array of plants suitable for use as ground covers and tucked them into strategically placed corners of the lawn where they...
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Web Finds

Common Sense Gardening For detailed information about natural lawn care and turfgrass alternatives, the publication...

Favorite or New Plant

Bedding Begonias Few plants can compare with the begonia for long-lasting color, reasonable drought tolerance,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fir Tree Companions
  • Training Vines
  • Debugging Containers
  • Prolonging Wisteria Bloom
  • Butterfly Those Roots

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