Pacific Northwest

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden

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Mulching

Nearly every gardening Web site and magazine extols the virtues of mulch, but what exactly is it? And why is it considered as important to gardening as watering, fertilizing, planting, and pruning? In general, mulch is a material applied to the surface...
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Resources

Books

The Compleat Squash The Compleat Squash , by Amy Goldman (Artisan Press, 2004; $40), is a guide to the entire...

Clever Gardening Technique

Double-Digging Frequent cultivation, and the effects of time, weather, and foot traffic can lead to compaction...
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Regional Reminders

  • Over-seed your Lawn
  • Tidy Up the Water Garden
  • Plant Glads
  • Celebrate Arbor Day
  • Move Overwintered Plants Outdoors

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