Pacific Northwest

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden

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Waging War in the Garden

Gaping holes in the leaves of my plants and glistening slime trails along the soil surface are sure signs that slugs or snails have been feasting in my garden. I'm always amazed at the amount of damage they can do during their overnight forages. As soon...
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Resources

Books

Plant Propagation Now that the growing season is in full swing, you can increase your stock of favorite plants by...

Clever Gardening Technique

Harvesting Lavender Lavender flowers are beautiful in the garden, but they make great flowers for dried arrangements,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep After Those Weeds!
  • Choose Long-blooming Perennials
  • Continue to Deadhead
  • Feed Summer Veggies
  • Use Biological Controls for Mosquitoes

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