Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gorgeous Gryphon Begonia

National News

Plants that were once considered denizens of indoor windowsills are making a break and heading outside. A wide range of tender perennials are shedding their houseplant image and are being offered...

Healthful Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is good for you. This is the kind of nutritional news we need to hear more often! University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in studying medicinal...

Superior Shastas

Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) have long been garden favorites, valued for their cheerful white flowers that bloom for a long period. Besides the classic, yellow-eyed daisy form, there...

New Garden Books from Taunton Press

Two new gardening books from The Taunton Press, the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine, provide plenty of inspiration and good advice for both beginning and seasoned flower and food...

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In the Garden


Encourage Flowering All Season Long

Regular deadheading, the simple act of removing spent flowers, can make the difference between a pretty garden and one that is spectacular. When you deadhead you immediately improve the appearance of your plants, but more importantly, the cuts and snips...
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History of Flowers Flora , by Nick Knight (Abrams Publishing, 2001; $29.95), is a book of exquisite photographs,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Extending the Life of Cut Roses Roses are finicky and can have a short life span as a cut flower. The major water-conducting...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Properly
  • Mark Bulbs
  • Grow Up!
  • Protect New Transplants
  • Pinch Chrysanthemums

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