Pacific Northwest

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes for Small Spaces

National News

More and more gardeners are producing crops of tasty, nutritious fresh vegetables in containers. Whether on a balcony in an urban setting, taking advantage of a sunny driveway in a shady suburban...

Power up Garlic's Pungency

Garlic's pungent odor may be great for warding off vampires, but it is also an indication of its healthfulness. Allicin is one of the main sulfur compounds in garlic that is responsible not only...

Tools for Women

One size fits all may be fine for some things, but not when it comes to garden tools. According to Ann Adams, co-founder of Green Heron Tools, most garden and agricultural tools were designed with...

Ecological Pest Management Made Easy

Want to know what biorational controls to use to deal with codling moths in your apples? How about under what trade names the microbial pesticide Bt is sold? Wondering if a pesticide is OMRI...

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In the Garden


'Tis the Season for Poinsettias

You know it's getting close to the holidays when poinsettias start showing up in garden centers and grocery stores. I love having them in my home but buying the best plants can be daunting. They're available in over 20 varieties, in dozens of sizes and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Winter Iris, a Mid-winter Treat For reliable winter color in my perennial bed, I've planted winter iris (Iris unguicularis) ....

Clever Gardening Technique

Ladybugs Indoors Ladybugs are terrific allies in the garden, but not especially welcome indoors. The reason they...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Root Vegetables
  • Watch for Standing Water
  • Protect Roses
  • Dig Dahlia Tubers
  • Chrysanthemum Care

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