Pacific Northwest

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something New Under the Sun

National News

Coleus is great for adding bold, season-long color to garden beds and containers. And now you can get double the color in one easy "seed." Part of the Fuseables® line from Harris Seed, the new...

Arsenic and Old... Apple Juice?

Well, it's not old ladies spiking their homemade elderberry wine with arsenic, as they do in the classic play Arsenic and Old Lace, but it may be even more sinister. According to a new report...

Occupy Green/Red Chile

If you missed the opportunity to rally with protesters over corporate greed and economic inequality in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, here's your chance to join a new movement. Only this...

Black Olive

It may sound like an addition to the appetizer tray, but this 2012 All-America Selections winner is a pepper, and an outstanding ornamental one at that. Although its fiery hot fruits are edible,...

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In the Garden


Fiddling in the Garden

One of the more reassuring aspects of gardening is the way plants behave at certain times of the year. I expect chrysanthemums to bloom in the fall, poinsettias at Christmastime, tulips in the spring, and peonies during the summer months. I look forward...
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The Green Gardener's Guide The Green Gardener's Guide (Cool Springs Press, 2008, $16.95), is all about protecting our...

Clever Gardening Technique

Fungus Gnats Fungus gnats feed and breed in decaying organic matter so the potting soil used for houseplants...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check on Outdoor Bulbs
  • Remove Leaves from Hellebores
  • Care for Living Christmas Trees
  • Bring Forced Bulbs in from the Cold
  • Care for Winter Blooming Jasmines

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