Pacific Northwest

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

South Pacific Canna

National News

It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...

Seed Saving and Starting

Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...

Conserving Bumblebees

We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics

After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...

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In the Garden

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Clematis: A Most Spectacular Flowering Vine

I've heard a bevy of complaints about growing clematis from my gardening friends, but I've never experienced any of the problems they report, so it's hard for me to empathize. Instead, I encourage them to try again, following a few simple rules. I'm...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Flowers that Flirt and the Bees That Buzz Them An informational workshop, on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon at...

Favorite or New Plant

Epaulette Tree For something different in a small, flowering tree, try the epaulette tree (Pterostyrax...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Early Season Perennials
  • Prevent Corn Earworms
  • Pinch Back Herbs
  • Water Container Plants
  • Take Geranium Cuttings

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