Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

February, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

OAN Yard, Garden and Patio Show
The 2011 Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) annual Yard, Garden & Patio Show, presented by Dennis' 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers, will be held February 18-20 at the Oregon Convention Center, and promises to be the largest in the event's history. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, February 18-19, 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 20, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Oregon Convention Center is located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR. For more information phone (800) 342-6401 or visit


If you're new to growing houseplants, or you just need a little guidance in choosing the right plant for the right place, Houseplants for Dummies, by Larry Hodgson (IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 1998; $16.99) will answer your questions. You'll learn how to select houseplants based upon their lighting requirements so you can match them to the conditions in various places in your home, and how to properly water and fertilize to help your new plants thrive. This is a great starter book, and you'll find many helpful suggestions within.


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