Pacific Northwest

February, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Long Blooming Osteospermum

National News

Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children’s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden

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Houseplant Propagation

Late winter is a great time to do some indoor plant propagating. The lengthening days are stimulating plants back into active growth, and making new plants from cuttings lets you scratch your itchy green thumb when when it's still too cold and soggy for...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Winter Camellia A great landscape plant for color this time of year, Camellia sasanqua bears blooms of deep to...

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

  • Plant Peas
  • Start Cool-Season Veggies
  • Check Lawns for Moisture
  • Start Pruning
  • Apply Dormant Oil

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