Pacific Northwest

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden


Continous Color in the Flower Garden

From early March when the forsythia first bursts into bloom, to around mid-October when the last anemone dies back, a flower garden can be a constantly changing display of color. But how do you manage to do this? Creating stunning displays of color...
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Favorite or New Plant

Snapdragon Snapdragons, like many garden flowers, have a long history of enjoyment. Children love opening...


Pruning Pruning sounds simple enough, but it can confound even the most competent gardeners. The Pruning...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Outdoor Plants
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Pot Up Summer-Flowering Bulbs
  • Install Floating Row Covers
  • Transplant Trees and Shrubs

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