Pacific Northwest

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Agastache 'Apache Sunset'

National News

Agastache or hyssop is an old-fashioned perennial plant that's gaining in popularity with the introduction of new varieties. Agastache is a versatile plant. It has attractive foliage and flower...

Ultra Grow Container Liner

One of the pitfalls of growing plants in containers is improper watering. Containers can dry out quickly or be overwatered by Mother Nature or overzealous gardeners. While underwatered containers...

Root Pruning Potbound Plants

Fall is a great time to buy trees and shrubs at your local nursery. Most gardeners have heard that if your tree or shrub is potbound (roots encircling the rootball), you should score or break up...

Award-Winning Hydrangea

Since 1978 the Gold Medal Plant Award Program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized trees, shrubs, and woody vines of outstanding merit. These winners are relatively new plants...

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In the Garden

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A Late-Season Riot of Color

My cottage garden takes center stage during the months of August and September, blooming profusely in a wide range of vibrant colors. My favorite August plants are the old-fashioned hollyhocks ( Alcea rosea ). Hollyhocks range in color from white to...
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Resources

Shows & Events

NHS Annual Fall Plant Sale The Northwest Horticultural Society's Annual Fall Plant Sale will be held on September 16th and...

Favorite or New Plant

Tatarian Aster Asters are favorites for late-season color, but many species tend to sprawl or flop. Not so with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replace Spent Annuals
  • Control Disease and Insect Problems
  • Leach Salts from Containers
  • Sow Cover Crops
  • Take Rose Cuttings

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