Pacific Northwest

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden

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Summer Bliss: Magnificent Lilies

Someone asked me the other day to name my favorite flower. What a difficult question to answer! The truth is, I have many favorites and my list changes with the seasons. Right now, in mid-summer, my favorite flowers are lilies. I love lilies for...
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Resources

Books

Native Plants Fifteen years ago I decided to devote part of my garden to growing native plants, which I defined...

Clever Gardening Technique

Clear Up Doggy Spots in Your Lawn If Rex is making a mess of your lawn, try this homemade remedy to dilute the high salt content...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Fall-Blooming Perennials
  • Divide Bearded Iris
  • Recycle Those Golf Tees
  • Harvest Vegetables Regularly
  • Watch for Powdery Mildew

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