Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden


Make a Splash with a Water Garden

Whether it's a tumbling, trickling fountain, a reflecting pool, or a pond fringed with strange and exciting water plants, water is an irresistible garden element. The sound of water draws garden visitors to its source, while a still pool provides a...
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Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Snowbell Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus) is a lovely flowering tree that can add a grace note in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Buckwheat for Deer Control If you're plagued with deer consider planting buckwheat as a trap crop for Bambi and friends. Sow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Powdery Mildew Disease
  • Plant Strawberries
  • Transplant Seedlings
  • Apply Organic Mulch
  • Conserve Water

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