Pacific Northwest

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


My Annual Quest for Annuals

I love planting annuals. You can't beat them for quick and easy spots of color, and planted in masses, they provide dynamic focal points in any part of the garden. Perennials can take two to three years to reach their full potential, but annual flowers...
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Shows & Events

Lilac Days at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens If you like lilacs, you'll want to tour the beautiful gardens and the historic 1880's Victorian...

Favorite or New Plant

Nasturtium The nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) is a favorite annual because it thrives on neglect. It grows...
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Regional Reminders

  • Think Water Conservation
  • Plant Perennial Vegetables
  • Thatch and Reseed the Lawn
  • Rejuvenate Your Houseplants
  • Cull Non-Producing Bulbs

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