Pacific Northwest

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plant Compounds that Fight Cancer

National News

We all know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But research being conducted at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in...

Be Kind to the Earth with Earth-Kind Landscaping

Earth-Kind® Landscaping is a system developed by Aggie Horticulture®, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, as a way to help gardeners create attractive landscapes that are kind to Mother...

Long Lasting Deer and Rabbit Repellent

Deer and rabbits are some of the hardest garden pests to deal with. They are voracious, will happily chomp on all kinds of plants and are tough to exclude from garden areas. There are a number of...

Sharing Garden Inspiration

Do you love to share garden pictures and information? Want to hook up with gardeners around the globe? Check out the website , an interactive experience for all levels of...

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In the Garden


Creatures of the Night

Whenever I spot a trail of glistening slime leading across a leaf or flower, I know that a slug or snail has been feasting. I'm always amazed at the amount of damage they can do in a relatively short period of time. Slugs and snails are mollusks,...
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Shows & Events

Washington Park Arboretum The arboretum's 200 acres offer visitors a look at more than 5000 different Northwest native and...

Favorite or New Plant

Elephant ears Of the more than 200 plants that grow in my garden, not one garners more comments, compliments,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Bearded Iris
  • Watch for Tomato Pests
  • Cut Back Leggy Annuals
  • Patrol for Slugs
  • Mound Soil Around Carrots

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