Pacific Northwest

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden


Time to Harvest Seeds from Your Favorite Plants

Collecting and germinating seeds from your favorite annuals and perennials is fun and rewarding, and it can be educational, too. With a little time and effort you can increase your stock of favorite plants, and even have enough left over to share with...
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Shows & Events

Washington Park Arboretum The arboretum's 200 acres offer visitors a look at more than 5000 different Northwest native and...


The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs Judy Burris and Wayne Richards have written a fascinating guide to the life cycles of plants,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Veggie Seeds
  • Feed Bulb Plantings
  • Check Pears for Ripeness
  • Fertilize Shrubs and Trees
  • Feed Roses

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