Pacific Northwest

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden


Create a Honeybee Haven

Honeybees are the most beneficial insects you can invite into your garden because they spend all spring and summer pollinating flowers. In fact, without bees, everyone would be eating mostly rice, wheat, and corn instead of the wonderful variety of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Dutchman's Breeches The delicate white flowers of Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) are one of my favorite...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dividing Daffodils Under good growing conditions, daffodils proliferate amazingly well. Overcrowding will reduce...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Trees and Shrubs
  • Sow Seeds of Cool-Season Veggies
  • Eliminate Chickweed
  • Harvest Scion Wood
  • Prune Raspberry and Blackberry Plants

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