Pacific Northwest

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden


Welcome Birds to the Garden

Of all the wildlife that visits our gardens, birds are often the most welcome. Not only are their antics at the feeders amusing, they're also gobbling up hundreds of pesky insects each and every day. It's not difficult to accommodate our feathered...
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Web Finds

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary , sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,...

Favorite or New Plant

Pincushion Flower Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' and its offspring, Scabiosa 'Pink Mist', are closer than just about any...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Make Wisteria Bloom Again
  • Thin Fruits
  • Custom Mix Your Own Potting Soil
  • Massage Those Roots

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