Pacific Northwest

May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you’'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden


Garden Efficiently with the Right Tools

Low-maintenance gardening means taking care of garden chores as efficiently as possible. Using the proper gardening tools for the task at hand is a key part of a low-maintenance approach. Gardening is supposed to be fun and comfortable. If it's not,...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Make Your Own Stepping Stones You can personalize your garden by creating your own stepping stones. To get started, you'll...


Bugs of Washington and Oregon Bugs of Washington and Oregon , by John Acorn and Ian Sheldon (Lone Pine Publishing, 2001; $12)...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Peas
  • Scout for Pests
  • Water Regularly
  • Encourage Toads
  • Build a Flower Basket

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