Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Improved Shrub

National News

The Texas Superstar Plant Program at Texas A & M University takes well-known plants and develops unique selections with new characteristics. In 2005 breeders improved upon a common landscape shrub...

New Corn Earworm Control

Corn earworm is a big problem for gardeners across the country. An old-fashioned yet effective organic control is to apply a several drops of mineral oil on the corn silks (where the adult moths...

Clay Controls Weeds

Over the past decade, kaolin clay was introduced as a disease and insect control for various crops (see "High Tech Dust Foils Pests" ). Now, new research from the USDA suggests that this clay...

No-Mow Grass

It's midsummer and many gardeners are getting tired of mowing the lawn. There's no getting around mowing a manicured Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass lawn, but if you have an orchard, vacation...

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In the Garden


Summer's in Full Swing

We've harvested new potatoes and baskets of summer squash, and I've cut enough fresh flowers for dozens of indoor arrangements. The apples and grapes are swelling with pride, so it looks like we'll have a bumper crop this fall. Which reminds me, autumn...
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Shows & Events

Washington Park Arboretum The arboretum's 200 acres offer visitors a look at more than 5000 different Northwest native and...


Bulbs: Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooms It won't be long before it's time to begin that fall ritual of planting spring-flowering bulbs in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Annuals
  • Reseed Bare Spots
  • Eradicate Weeds
  • Plant More Veggies
  • Water Early in the Day

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