Pacific Northwest

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden


I Need More Gardening Space!

I don't think it's a coincidence that seed catalogs arrive during the cold, gray days of winter. Starved for bright colors in my garden, I'll spend the next few weeks pouring over those catalogs. My problem is that my imagination is larger than my...
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Web Finds

Trees Are Good Trees Are Good , an educational website of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA),...


The Homeowner's Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook It's not too early to think about what trees and shrubs you may want to add to your landscape...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Soil for Planting
  • Inventory Saved Seeds
  • Help Your Amaryllis Rebloom
  • Selectively Prune Dormant Trees and Shrubs
  • Recycle your Christmas Tree

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