Pacific Northwest

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...

Casting Votes, Saving Rivers

River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...

Overfed and Undernourished

Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...

Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers

When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...

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In the Garden


Create a Twilight Garden

Work and after school activities often keep us away from home during the day, leaving us with little time to enjoy our gardens during daylight hours. If this sounds familiar, why not plan a garden area specifically for savoring flowers at twilight?...
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Web Finds

Farmers' Market Directory Looking for locally grown produce and fresh-cut flowers? Farmers' markets will be well-stocked by...


The Pruning Book Pruning sounds simple enough, but it can confound even the most competent gardeners. This updated...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harden Off Your Seedlings
  • Beware of Slug Activity
  • Sow Seeds of Cool Season Veggies
  • Check for Crane Fly Damage
  • Fertilize Your Garden

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