Pacific Northwest

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden


Always Planning Ahead

It seems to me that summer took an awfully long time to arrive this year. Now that it is finally sunny and warm, I'm thoroughly enjoying the moment. While it's tempting to sit back and relax, my garden is a constantly changing palette of color so I need...
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Favorite or New Plant

Sweet William I love the clove-scented flowers of sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) . Sweet William readily...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Glove Care To clean my gardening gloves after working in muddy soil, I simply use a bar of soap and wash my...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant More Veggies
  • Build a Wasp Trap
  • Water Early and Often
  • Eradicate Weeds
  • Prevent Cucumber Bitterness

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