Pacific Northwest

September, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden


Caring For Garden Tools

When I began gardening, it didn't occur to me that I needed to know how to care for tools. I wanted to garden, not spend my time cleaning and sharpening pruning shears and shovels. Besides, why would I want to bother caring for tools when new ones were...
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Rhododendrons and Azaleas Geoff Bryant, author of Rhododendrons and Azaleas (Firefly Books, 2001; $16.95), writes that,...

Favorite or New Plant

Mahonia – A Shrub for All Seasons In a quest to extend the season of interest in my garden, Oregon grape ( Mahonia aquifolium ) was...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replace Lawn with Ground Cover
  • Plant Cool-Season Pansies
  • Divide Perennials
  • Move Houseplants Indoors
  • Coax Poinsettias into Bloom

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