Pacific Northwest

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Half a Plate of Produce

National News

"Make half the food on your plate fruits and vegetables." Following this tip is an easy way to bring your diet in line with the USDA's recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 ....

Killing Weeds Organically

Many gardeners prefer to steer clear of chemical herbicides, yet are looking for ways to make weed control easier. There are a number of organic herbicide products on the market these days. Are...

Vulnerable Viburnums

In the early 1990s, a previously unknown fungus-like organism called Phytopthora ramorum was discovered infecting rhododendrons and viburnums in parts of Europe. Then this same organism was...

Get Ready for Hijinks this Halloween

Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats, may seem a long way away as winter cold and snow still covers much of country. But it's not too early to be planning your hijinks -- in the form of...

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In the Garden


"Scent- sational" Scented Geraniums

Scented geraniums are related to bedding geraniums but they yield a variety of fragrances, from apple to rose, lemon, nutmeg, ginger, coconut, and mint. The flowers feature the five petals of the Pelargonium genus, but instead of being evenly spaced...
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Shows & Events

OAN Yard, Garden and Patio Show The 2011 Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) annual Yard, Garden & Patio Show, presented by...


Houseplants If you're new to growing houseplants, or you just need a little guidance in choosing the right...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Stored Produce
  • Give Houseplants Some TLC
  • Start Seeds Indoors
  • Prepare Garden Beds
  • Plant Perennial Vegetables

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