Pacific Northwest

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden


Grow Easy-Care Sedums

Sedums, also called stonecrop, come in a range of shapes and sizes, from tiny to tall. All have fleshy, thick leaves, and all are tolerant of our winter weather. Low-growing types such as golden stonecrop (Sedum acre) and white stonecrop (S. album)...
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Shows & Events

Flowers that Flirt and the Bees That Buzz Them On Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon at 1:00 p.m., Glen Andresen...

Favorite or New Plant

Yarrow Yarrows have fuzzy, fern-like foliage that adds texture to the garden bed. They're rugged...
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Regional Reminders

  • Welcome Eight-Legged Pest Controls
  • Keep Your Old Calendars
  • Separating Rooted Cuttings
  • Pinch Out Tomato Plant Suckers
  • Remove Spent Blossoms

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