Pacific Northwest

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


The Colors of Autumn

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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Shows & Events

Native Seed, Bulb & Plant Sale Fall is the best time to plant! And native plants are the best way to bring birds, butterflies,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make Potpourri for Gifts As you're cleaning up the garden this fall, be sure to harvest some petals and leaves for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tidy Up Those Flower Beds
  • Practice Natural Pest Control
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Sow Onions
  • Groom Perennials

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