Pacific Northwest

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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In the Garden


Has Your Gardening Zone Changed?

Have you seen the USDAs new Plant Hardiness Zone Map? The map was updated this year, not so much because of climate change but more as a reflection of newer satellite imaging technologies and the analysis of weather data collected over a longer period...
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Shows & Events

Rhododendron Species Plant Sale This year's Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale and Flower Show will take...

Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Maple Abutilons, commonly called flowering maples, are leggy annuals or slightly tender perennials,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Wintered-Over Plants Growing Again
  • Allow Bulb Foliage to Die Down Naturally
  • Plant Summer Blooming Bulbs
  • Install Plant Supports
  • Harden Off Those Seedlings

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