Pacific Northwest

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden

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Bountiful Beans

Green beans are the second most popular vegetable grown in home gardens, but they're probably first in terms of being the easiest to grow. So easy, in fact, that planting beans is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fine art of gardening. Just...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Plant Sale This year's Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale and Flower Show will take...

Favorite or New Plant

'Pink Panda' Strawberry Fragaria 'Pink Panda' is an easy-care ornamental strawberry that produces a heavy show of pink...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Hostas
  • Store Extra Seed
  • Recycle Grass Clippings
  • Fertilize Asparagus
  • Choose the Best Bedding Plants

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