Pacific Northwest

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden


Reducing Allergens in the Garden

According to the Mayo Clinic website, approximately 20 percent of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollens, molds, and grasses. This means that gardeners who endure watery eyes, sneezing, and wheezing await the coming of the growing...
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Allergy-Free Gardening Allergy-Free Gardening: A Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping by Thomas Ogren (Ten Speed...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pinch Back those Seedlings Last year I got a little impatient when starting my impatiens. I sowed the seeds too early and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Root Cuttings
  • Plant and Transplant
  • Feed Your Lawn
  • Hide Fading Bulb Foliage with Garden Staples
  • Apply Dormant Spray

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