Pacific Northwest

July, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

National News

Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...

Year of the Echinacea

If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...

Extend Your Growing Season

Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...

Jack London Community Day School

The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...

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In the Garden

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Layering: An Easy Way to Make More Plants

Layering is an easy method of propagating some woody plants. Perhaps you've encountered this taking place naturally, when you've found that a lower branch of a shrub has taken root where it touched the ground. Instead of waiting for such an accident of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest The cool days of autumn may still seem a long way off, but it's not too soon to start thinking...

Favorite or New Plant

'Stella de Oro' Daylily Not only does 'Stella de Oro' flower in flushes all season long, but its mound of arching,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Rose Cuttings
  • Watch for Spittle Bugs
  • Fertilize Vegetables and Small Fruits
  • Check Vegetables for Tiny Pests
  • Get Weeds Before They Seed

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