Pacific Northwest

December, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

National Poinsettia Day

National News

Here's one more reason for celebration this month. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day! The date marks the anniversary of the death of Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He was...

African Sunset Petunia

If cold, wintry weather is getting you down, warm yourself up with thoughts of how striking this brilliantly hued petunia will look in your garden next spring. Petunia 'African Sunset', a 2014...

Look for Lofos

Its name may not roll as readily off your tongue as petunia, but Lophospermum (pronounced low-fo-SPUR-mum) is a name that gardeners looking for a dramatic, cascading vine for a hanging basket...

Protecting Bumblebees

The decline of honeybees due to colony collapse disorder has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. But populations of native bees like bumblebees are also showing a downward trend....

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In the Garden


Keep Gift Plants Thriving

Everyone appreciates the festive blooms of poinsettias, amaryllis, azaleas, and Christmas cactus during the holiday season, and many of us keep our gift plants long after the holidays. Providing the right conditions will keep them at peak performance...
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Web Finds

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

Clever Gardening Technique

Winter Garden Stake Storage To keep garden stakes neatly organized, store them in tall 30- or 36-inch clay chimney flue...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Bagworms
  • Check Houseplants
  • Build a Cold Frame
  • Harvest Holiday Greenery
  • Choose a Living Christmas Tree

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