Pacific Northwest

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Starring Role for Arkansas Bluestar

National News

If you're looking for an easy care addition to the flower garden with lots of interest as the seasons change, look no further than the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial Plant of the...

Midwinter Fire

Snow now blankets many parts of the country and winter's cold has spread a palette of browns and grays over much of the landscape. But with some thoughtful plantings, you can still have spots of...

Garden Jewels

While visiting hummingbirds may only be the stuff of summer memories at this time of year, it's not too soon to begin thinking of ways to attract these tiny beauties to our gardens when warm...

Grow Biointensively

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization whose mission is teach people around the world to better feed themselves by growing their own food while building the soil and conserving resources at...

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In the Garden


Grow Cyclamen for Winter Color

Just about the time I'm tired of the dull, gray days of winter, my cyclamen burst into bloom. Their flowers are beautiful, resembling butterflies perched on stems, with petals held high above thick, dark green leaves. At first the developing flower buds...
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Hardy Perennials In Hardy Perennials: A Complete Guide To Care and Cultivation (Sterling Publishing, 1998,...

Favorite or New Plant

Amaryllis Amaryllis is available around the holidays, makes a great gift, and is easy to grow. The large...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Stored Bulbs
  • Prune Out Dead and Diseased Wood
  • Send For Seed and Plant Catalogs
  • Remove Foil From Gift Plants
  • Protect Tree Bark From Critters

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