Pacific Northwest

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


Buy Extra Bulbs for Forcing

Garden centers should be fully stocked with spring-blooming bulbs by the end of this month. I always look forward to their arrival, and I always buy some extras to pot up and force into early bloom. Forcing bulbs is easy; it just takes a little advance...
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The Science Behind Gardening Research scientist Linda Chalker-Scott is dedicated to bringing the latest scientific information...

Clever Gardening Technique

Easy Pine Sap Removal I no longer use vegetable shortening when I cook, but I still keep a small can of it in my...
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Regional Reminders

  • Have Your Soil Tested
  • Water and Mulch Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • Replant As You Harvest
  • Look For and Destroy Bagworm Cases
  • Plant Peonies

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