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:...

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...

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...

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In the Garden


Mastering Your Garden's Microclimates

How many of us move perennials around until we find a spot where they're happy? Sometimes all it takes is a few extra minutes of sun or shade, or a couple of extra days of warmth or chill. Happiness might just mean being in the right microclimate....
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Shows & Events

Northwest Flower & Garden Show Now in its 17th year, the 2005 Northwest Flower & Garden Show will run for five days, from...

Clever Gardening Technique

Grow a Rainbow I've become so interested in unusual-colored vegetables that I've completely devoted my vegetable...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Carrots
  • Plan for Spring
  • Keep Bird Feeders Clean
  • Use Salt Deicers with Caution
  • Research New Plants

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