Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

June, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Lavender Festival
The 14th Annual Sequim Lavender Festival is slated for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, July 16, 17, & 18, 2010, where you can visit the eight beautiful Farms on Tour in the stunning Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Growers share their techniques for cultivating, drying and using lavender, and visitors experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. You can see (and purchase) dozens of varieties with colors and scents from sweet whites to crisp purples.

Enjoy more than 150 crafts and lavender booths, food, music and more in downtown Sequim. Admission is about $15 and there is free parking throughout downtown. For more info, visit:


Bugs of Washington and Oregon
Bug enthusiasts and amateur entomologists will appreciate this field guide from The Discovery Channel's "Nature Nut" John Acorn and illustrator Ian Sheldon. Bugs of Washington and Oregon, by John Acorn (Lone Pine Publishing, 2001; $12), is an entertaining book that brings out the personality of each insect, while detailed illustrations bring them to life. From delicate and beautiful butterflies to scary and venomous spiders, all of the insects in the book are grouped and color-coded for easy identification. A quick-glance key to bugs at the beginning of the book enables the reader to easily locate each insect.


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