Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Practicing Good Garden Stewardship

In the balance of nature, most living things, whether plant or animal, have in their environment that which sustains them and that which harms them. An insect, for example, has a host that sustains it -- your favorite geraniums, perhaps. In an...
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Favorite or New Plant

Stella d'Oro Daylily Stella d'Oro daylily makes an attractive planting with its mounds of arching, grasslike foliage,...

Shows & Events

Basic Plant Propagtion In this hand-on class, Joy Creek Nursery plant propagator Leslie Gover's goal is to demonstrate...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Container Plants Thriving
  • Remove Suckers and Water Sprouts
  • Revitalize Strawberry Beds
  • Feed Roses
  • Check for Insects

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