Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

March, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Celebrate spring by attending the 18th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival April 6-22 in many locations throughout the Skagit Valley in Washington. Feast your eyes on acres of flowering spring bulbs, stroll through gardens, enjoy outdoor concerts, take in a few lectures, and just generally bask in the sounds and scents of this impressive springtime event.

For driving directions or tour bus information, phone (360) 428-5959 or visit the official Web site at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.


The Harmonious Garden
The Harmonious Garden, by Catherine Ziegler (Timber Press, 1996; $45), is a practical guide that tells you how to compose satisfying plant arrangements by balancing textures and forms along with color to produce appealing, ever changing, and attractive landscapes. The author suggests matching the plant with the site and incorporating subtle hues and tints to provide an overall design in landscapes large and small. The book contains a 16-color wheel to encourage experimentation with various shades of primary colors for just the right effect.


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