Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

Sweet Road Salt

?Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

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In the Garden


Easy, Exotic Bromeliads

One of my most prized houseplants is a bromeliad given to me by a gardening friend who grows dozens of species in his greenhouse and delights in propagating these tropical beauties. When I first received it, I knew I couldn't duplicate his growing...
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Bromeliad Booklet Bromeliads are impressive tropical flowering plants, yet their culture remains a mystery to most...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bulb Trowels for Safe Transplanting I often find myself transplanting very tiny seedlings -- mostly self-sown volunteers that appear...
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Regional Reminders

  • Removing Snow from Shrubs
  • Prune Deciduous Trees
  • Keeping Indoor Plants Healthy
  • Watch for Indoor Plant Pests
  • Clean and Sanitize Seed-starting Containers

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