Pacific Northwest

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poinsettias for Polar Bears

National News

Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...

Up with Foxgloves

Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...

Hooray for Holly

It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...

Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities

Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...

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In the Garden

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Apple Tree Scale

My apple trees tend to develop populations of scale insects every few years. They are sometimes hard to detect, so I inspect my trees in winter when the branches are bare. When a scale insect finds a likely place to live it attaches itself securely...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Insulate Outdoor Containers If you overwinter perennials in containers you'll want to protect the root systems from extreme...

Web Finds

Paul Ecke Ranch Poinsettias For in-depth information about poinsettias, including the newest introductions, visit the Paul...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect New Plantings
  • Prune Plants Only When Dormant
  • Store Root Vegetables
  • Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts
  • Plant Primroses

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