Pacific Northwest

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden

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Camouflaging Dying Bulb Foliage

I have a love-hate relationship with spring-flowering bulbs. The bright fresh flowers of tulips and daffodils are so refreshing after a drab and dreary winter, but I hate having to watch the foliage wither and die. I've tried disguising the ripening...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Dutchman's Breeches The delicate, pristine white flowers of Dutchman's breeches ( Dicentra cucullaria ) are one of my...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dividing Daffodils Under good growing conditions, daffodils proliferate amazingly well. Overcrowding will reduce...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide and Transplant Iris
  • Patch Lawns
  • Plant New Trees and Shrubs
  • Start New Compost Piles
  • Begin Harvesting Apples

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