Pacific Northwest

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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In the Garden

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An Annual Affair

I love experimenting with annuals. Since they only stay in the garden for one season, it's easy to pull them out and try something new if I don't like the effect I've created. I try all kinds of combinations and always look for exotic plants or annuals...
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Resources

Books

Annuals with Style In their book Annuals with Style; Design Ideas from Classic to Cutting Edge (Taunton Press,...

Favorite or New Plant

Penstemons Penstemons are becoming a favorite in my garden. They are a magnet for hummingbirds and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Fruits
  • Make Wisteria Bloom Again
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Custom Mix Your Own Potting Soil
  • Massage Those Roots

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