Pacific Northwest

February, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden

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Mild Winter Weather Confuses Plants and Pests Alike

The calendar indicates it's mid-winter but my garden has yet to experience a frost, thanks to the influence of El Nino. With daytime temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, bulbs are sprouting and buds are swelling a full 6 weeks ahead of schedule. I...
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Local Buzz

Humble Garden Heroes The average toad will eat 50 to 100 insects every night - that's 10,000 to 20,000 insects...

Favorite or New Plant

Winter Camellia My favorite landscape plant this time of year is Camellia sasanqua . This lovely shrub has...
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Regional Reminders

  • Disinfect Your Containers
  • Get Ready For Seed Starting
  • Extend the Life of Cut Flowers
  • Dust Those Houseplants
  • Clean Up After the Birds

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