Pacific Northwest

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Solar Eclipse

National News

The next solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. won't happen until August 21, 2017. But if you're a gardener you won't have to wait that long. For horticultural, rather than astronomical...

Gardening for Stress Relief

You are never too old to reap the benefits of gardening. A new study had shown that cultivating plants is a great way for the elderly to relieve stress. And these anti-stress benefits are not...

Worried about Walnuts

Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are stately forest trees that are found throughout the central and eastern parts of the U.S. from western Vermont in the east to northern Florida in the south,...

A Graveyard Mystery

Plants travel the world in a variety of ways. Some making the journey to a new location have the potential to spread invasively, creating big problems in their new homes. That's why Charles...

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In the Garden


Pruning in Winter

I love strolling through the garden on a sunny winter day, pruning tools in hand. I know you've heard the cautions about winter pruning and how it can encourage off-season growth vulnerable to frost damage, but if you're selective about which trees and...
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Shows & Events

Tacoma Home and Garden Show Need to find that final touch for your home renovations, want to attend a seminar and learn about...

Favorite or New Plant

Dianthus Pinks (Dianthus species and cultivars) are old-fashioned favorites grown for their pink, red,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inventory Saved Seeds
  • Prepare Beds for Planting
  • Tidy Up Your Roses
  • Force Branches into Early Bloom
  • Check Stored Vegetables

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