Pacific Northwest

March, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated...

A New Flower That Will "Blue" Your Mind

Blue is always a sought after color in the garden. For easy color in this hue all summer long, try the new hybrid dwarf morning glory Blue My Mind™ (Evolvulus 'USEVO1201') from Proven...

Pick a Mini-Pepper

Looking for something easy, colorful, and nutritious to pack in your lunch box? Grow the new 'Lunchbox Pepper Series' this season and you'll have an eye-catching array of red, orange, and yellow...

Show Off This Sugar Baby

Spring just wouldn't be spring in much of the country without the cheerful golden blossoms of forsythia heralding the start of a new season. But many landscapes don't have the space to accommodate...

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In the Garden

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Grow a Rainbow - and Give Your Family's Nutrition a Boost

Everyone knows fruits and vegetables are good for you. But did you know that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables in all the different color groups in each of your meals can boost your nutrition by providing a healthy combination of vitamins and...
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Resources

Books

Time-Tested Plants In Time-Tested Plants: Thirty Years in a Four-Season Garden (Timber Press, 2005), Pamela J....

Clever Gardening Technique

Sticky Traps for Indoor Pests If you and your plants are bothered by the hordes of tiny, flying black gnats that hang around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Test Leftover Seed
  • Control Fungus Gnats
  • Consider Edible Ornamentals
  • Plant Onion Seeds
  • Add Wood Ashes

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