Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

August, 2005
Regional Report

Web Finds

Vegetable MD Online
If you have some ailing vegetable plants, you can visit Cornell University's Vegetable MD Online for help in diagnosing the problem. This comprehensive yet user-friendly site was developed by the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station to provide free access to the many Vegetable Disease Fact Sheets produced by Cornell. Diseases are listed by crop and are accompanied by a photo gallery, news articles, disease alerts, a vegetable diagnostic key, vegetable IPM links, and a plant disease clinic.


Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooming Bulbs
It won't be long before it's time to begin that fall ritual of planting spring-flowering bulbs in the garden. If you're overwhelmed by the huge number of beautiful flowering bulbs available, here's a great book to help you make the right choices. Bulbs: Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooms, by Lewis and Nancy Hill (Storey Communications, 1995; $20) will help you select and grow bulbs every month of the year. You'll also learn ways to combine bulbs with perennials and annuals for continuous color in the garden.


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