Pacific Northwest

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden

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Brighten Up your Garden with Variegated Plants

Flowers come and go, but the foliage of variegated plants remains all season long. The stripes, spots, and broad strokes of color are eye-catching; their patterns, sometimes bold and sometimes subtle, range in color from white, cream, yellow, gold, pale...
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Resources

Books

Houseplant Survival Manual A Complete Houseplant Survival Manual by Barbara Pleasant (Workman Publishing Co., 2005;...

Tool or Gardening Product

Favorite Gardening Tool You'll find a multitude of gardening tools on the market, all with the same theme -- to make...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Soil Texture
  • Remove Fuchsias From Storage
  • Divide Perennials
  • Fertilize Spring Flowering Shrubs
  • Plant Potatoes

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