Pacific Northwest

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

New Variegated Hedge Plant

If you’re looking for a tough shrub to plant this fall that provides beauty, versatility, and low maintenance, consider the variegated beauty briar ( Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘variegatus’)....

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In the Garden


Gardening Feeds the Body and Soul

To me, gardening is one of life's purest pleasures. It's a delight to all the senses -- sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. And gardening's good for you. Besides being good exercise, it soothes the soul. And that has its own benefits. Nurturing...
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Favorite or New Plant

Diascia One of my favorite plants is diascia ( Diascia spp.) because it asks for so little from me and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Comfortably Gardening helps you stay in shape, but if your muscles are doing tasks they're not used to, it...
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Regional Reminders

  • Drain Hoses and Drip Systems
  • Organize Your Tools
  • Add Lime
  • Prune Raspberries
  • Propagate African Violets

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