Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections

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It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...

Please Don't Share the Daisies

We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...

The Cat's Meow of Catmints

Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...

A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden

With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...

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In the Garden


Plant Columbines for Early Spring Color

Despite their delicate appearance, columbines are tough garden plants. They perform well in full sun to part shade, grow in practically any soil, and start blooming in early to mid-spring. They bloom for weeks and weeks whether or not you deadhead the...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Mohawk' Burkwood Viburnum I have a passion for fragrant flowers like daphnes, tea olives, witch hazels and gardenias. So...

Clever Gardening Technique

Inexpensive Lighting for Indoor Plants I start seeds and grow flowering plants indoors the easy way, with ordinary fluorescent shop...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Snow
  • Prune Properly
  • Make Mowing Easier
  • Keep Off the Grass
  • Reassess Garden Beds

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