Pacific Northwest

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden


Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom

September and October are prime months for purchasing spring-blooming bulbs. I always buy extra to pot up and force into early bloom indoors. Forcing bulbs is easy; it just takes a little advance planning. How to Start Forcing Bulbs The first step...
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Northwest Garden Style Northwest Garden Style , by Jan Kowalczewski Whitner (Sasquatch Books, 1996; $19.95), is a...

Favorite or New Plant

Goldenrod Fall color in my garden includes the noble goldenrod ( Solidago speciosa ). These perennials grow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Late-Summer Rose Care
  • Clean Up Garden Debris
  • Prune Flowering Shrubs
  • Keep Composting
  • Plant Onions

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