Pacific Northwest

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy Stuff.org had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden

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Colorful, Trouble-Free Petunias

Our local nurseries are loaded with petunias this year. I think that's great and I'm not at all surprised. Petunias are equally at home in beds, borders, window boxes, and hanging baskets. They're available in a myriad of colors and most have a light,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Moldy Mulches? Is your organic mulch sprouting oddball-looking mushrooms or developing oozing patches of yellow...

Favorite or New Plant

Indigo Rose Tomato There's a new tomato in town and it's causing quite a stir. This purple tomato, developed by Dr....
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Slugs
  • Harvest Herbs
  • Control Mosquitoes
  • Harvest Beans
  • Harvest Strawberries

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