Pacific Northwest

April, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rhododendron Species Foundation Plant Sale
Support the Rhododendron Species Foundation in Federal Way, Washington, and get some lovely plants for your garden at the same time by attending the annual spring plant sale on April 2 and 3. You can shop for plants while taking in the beauty of hundreds of rhododendron species in bloom, along with spring bulbs, perennials, and flowering trees and shrubs. Don't miss out! For more information, call (253) 838-4646 or (253) 927-6960.

Favorite or New Plant

Pink Panda Strawberry
It's probably because I dislike weeding that I'm always on the lookout for interesting ground covers. Fragaria 'Pink Panda' is an easy-care ornamental strawberry that produces a heavy show of pink flowers in late spring, blooms off and on through the growing season, and ends with a heavy show again in the fall. This perennial produces edible fruits, but they're not quite as tasty as real strawberries. 'Pink Panda' thrives in full sunshine in average to dry soils, adapts to growing in containers, and is delightful in hanging baskets. Best of all, the bees love the flowers.

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