Pacific Northwest

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden

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Channel That Youthful Exuberance

Gardens have always been places of discovery for me. When my two sons were young, I took them with me into the garden. Together we picked flowers, chased butterflies, pulled carrots, snacked on baby green beans, and dug potatoes for dinner. They snapped...
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Resources

Web Finds

WSU Estension Master Gardener Teaching Kits Spring is a great time to introduce youngsters to gardening, and if you're responsible for a...

Favorite or New Plant

Snapdragon Snapdragons are old-fashioned favorites that are easy to grow, either from seed or from young...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Shrubs
  • Prune Raspberry and Blackberry Plants
  • Apply Mulch
  • Fertilize Shrubs and Trees
  • Plant Cool Season Veggies

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