Pacific Northwest

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Titanic Flower

National News

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the most spectacular plants around. This native of Indonesian rain forests grows from a corm that weighs over 200 pounds. Its flower is composed...

Rhododendron of the Year

Rhododendrons and azaleas (both members of the genus Rhododendron ) have some of the loveliest blooms around, so it's not surprising that these shrubs are popular plants across the country. But...

Put Your Garden on the Map

Gardeners are usually bird lovers as well as plant enthusiasts. Now you can combine both these interests in a citizen science project that's designed to give you a deeper understanding of the...

The Strange Case of Barberry, Ticks, and Earthworms

We've all probably heard about the problems caused by invasive plant species crowding out native vegetation and altering the ecosystem. But new research has shown that at least one invasive...

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In the Garden

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Must Have Gardening Tools

I love to thumb through gardening catalogs -- you never know what you might find. Some items are worthwhile, but to me, others border on the absurd. In one catalog I noted a smart phone holster that attaches to your belt. For someone who needs to take...
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Resources

Shows & Events

It's Apple Blossom Time! Wenatchee, known as the apple capital of the world, will celebrate its colorful bloom season with...

Favorite or New Plant

Delightful Daisies Most daisies are exceptionally easy to grow. Select a sunny spot, scratch up a patch of soil,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig and Divide Mums
  • Clean Debris From Lawn Areas
  • Prepare Beds For Planting
  • Help Nesting Birds
  • Rinse Away Spittle Bugs

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