Pacific Northwest

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow Fruit Naturally

National News

If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...

Summer Jewels

Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...

The Value of Bees

All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...

Plants and Noise Pollution

Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...

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In the Garden

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Which Rose to Plant?

With their luscious scent, gorgeous blooms, and tremendous variety, it's easy to understand why people are passionate about roses. But if you're unfamiliar with roses, choosing one from the wide variety you find in garden centers can be a bit...
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Resources

Books

Sustainable Gardening The Informed Gardener by Linda Chalker-Scott (University of Washington Press, 2008) is an...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Painted Fern I love ferns and one of my favorites is Japanese painted fern (Anthyrium niponicum) . It brings...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Rhododendrons
  • Look For Garden Center Bargains
  • Pinch Back Hardy Mums
  • Tip-Prune Evergreens
  • Plant Lots of Different Perennials

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