Pacific Northwest

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Favorite Autumn Flowers

Autumn is just around the corner, and it is time to start planning and planting for the next phase of the gardening season. Here are several favorite fall-blooming perennials. Most are tried-and-true, but we've thrown in some weird but wonderful plants...
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Favorite or New Plant

Globe Thistle and Purple Coneflower Echinacea and echinops are listed next to each other in garden books and catalogs, and it doesn't...

Clever Gardening Technique

Disinfecting and Cleaning Pots Pots can be reused indefinitely, but with each use they accumulate debris inside and out that can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Vegetable Seeds
  • Feed Bulb Plantings
  • Check Pears for Ripeness
  • Fertilize Shrubs and Trees
  • Feed Roses

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