Pacific Northwest

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Easier Tulip Planting

National News

Traditional advice says to plant tulips bulbs at a depth three times the height of the bulb -- generally about 6 to 8 inches deep. But new research from Cornell University's Flower Bulb Research...

Recipes for Health

Have you fallen into a meal-time rut when it comes to preparing healthful vegetables and fruits? Find inspiration and delicious recipes in the Recipes for Health section on the New York Times...

The Pick of the Peppers

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper...

Green Times

If you are interested in organic and sustainable agriculture, a new, free, on-line publication from Washington State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences may...

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In the Garden


Mulch Time!

Mulches are often described as "silent gardeners" and I totally agree. When properly applied and maintained, mulched areas have fewer weeds, soil temperatures are moderated, water evaporation is slowed, and when you dig them in, organic mulches help...
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Sunset Western Garden Book Sunset Western Garden Book is not something you'll read cover to cover but it is an outstanding...

Clever Gardening Technique

Easy Transportation A child's round saucer-like plastic sled works better for me than a wheelbarrow for moving things...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up Garden Beds
  • Plant Cool-Season Annuals
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation around Fruit Trees
  • Move Trees and Shrubs
  • Compost Garden Waste

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