Pacific Northwest

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Mildew Resistant Ninebark

National News

Varieties of eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) , an eastern U.S. native shrub, have become popular landscape plants in recent years, beginning with the development of the cultivar...

All-American Daylilies

Daylilies are popular perennials for their ease of care and the astounding variety of sizes, flower forms, and colors they offer. But selecting the best varieties from among this abundance can be...

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

If you just can't make up your mind which of the many colors of coneflowers to grow, grow them all! Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', just announced as a 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Award...

Award-Winning Rose

Rose lovers across the country will be excited to learn that All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has just announced its winner for 2013. Francis Meilland™ (Rosa 'Meitroni') is a tall,...

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In the Garden

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A Well-Planned Snip Improves Performance

I always associate the term "pruning"with something you do to overgrown woody shrubs and trees. In reality, pruning is simply a word for cutting back a plant to remove unwanted growth. When you cut back leggy plants, remove spent flowers, pinch stems,...
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Resources

Books

Vertical Gardening It's time to grow up -- literally. Vertical gardening is not limited to growing climbing plants...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Moss Basket Moss baskets are always beautiful, but one you've made yourself is even better. Here's how:...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water With Care
  • Keep After Those Persistent Weeds
  • Deadhead Those Perennials
  • Watch Out For Slugs
  • Help Those Veggies Grow

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