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Pacific Northwest

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ?Night Owl? combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn?t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden


Creating a Haven for Feathered Friends

Bird-watching is a hobby I really enjoy, and I've carefully created a backyard haven to attract birds of all kinds. In fact, of all the wildlife that visits my garden, birds are the most welcome. I find their antics at the feeders quite amusing, and I...
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Shows & Events

Local Farmer's Markets Regional farmer's markets are opening their stands throughout April and May as produce, flower,...

Web Finds

National Bird-Feeding Society The National Bird-Feeding Society Web site is a wonderful resource for bird lovers. It's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Now or Forever Hoe Your Weeds
  • Keep Container Plants Happy
  • Deadhead Rhododendrons
  • Harden Off Tender Seedlings
  • Plant Summer-Flowering Bulbs

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