Pacific Northwest

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes

National News

Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...

Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful

From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...

The Best Veronicas

There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...

Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...

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In the Garden

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Wildlife Friendly Landscaping

Because we garden near the forest's edge, we have quite a number of feathered and furry critters visiting our landscape. They come at all hours of the day and night, and if I'm lucky, I get to watch them. I'm not always happy with the way the furry ones...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Lavender Festival The 14th Annual Sequim Lavender Festival is slated for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, July 16, 17, &...

Books

Bugs of Washington and Oregon Bug enthusiasts and amateur entomologists will appreciate this field guide from The Discovery...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Early and Late
  • Turn the Compost Pile
  • Lightly Prune Trees
  • Encourage Frogs
  • Thin Apples

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