Pacific Northwest

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden

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Fall Pruning

There's an unmistakable crispness in the air, a sure sign that summer is coming to an end. I think fall is a magical time. I love the cooler temperatures, shorter days, and awesome autumn foliage. They have a soothing effect after the busyness of...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Winter Iris For reliable winter color in my perennial bed, I've planted winter iris ( Iris unguicularis )....

Clever Gardening Technique

Forcing Paper Whites I always get carried away when purchasing spring-flowering bulbs. There's such an enticing...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig Dahlia Tubers
  • Keep Off the Grass
  • Rototill Fallow Beds
  • Clean Garden Tools
  • Cut Back Mums

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