Pacific Northwest

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden


Holiday -- or Any Day -- Gifts for a Gardener

The gardeners I know tend to be a generous lot, willingly sharing their time, their tools, and their knowledge. And, if I'm really lucky they also share their vegetables, cut flowers, and divisions of their favorite plants. I try to give back...
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Web Finds

Living With Bugs Whether you're simply curious about creepy crawlies or have an established population of insects...

Clever Gardening Technique

Storing Garden Stakes To keep my garden stakes neatly organized, I store them in tall 30- or 36-inch clay chimney flue...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Snow Damage
  • Shake Snow from Shrubs
  • Clean, Sharpen, and Store Garden Tools
  • Control Fungus Gnats Indoors
  • Control Winter Weeds

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