Pacific Northwest

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Plant Primroses for Winter Color

One of my favorite activities during the cool, rainy days of autumn is searching for end-of-season bargains at local nurseries. I recently found a few half-price spruces -- perfect for a renovated landscape area in the front of our property. During that...
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Shows & Events

GARDEN d'LIGHTS 2006 Thousands of tiny twinkling lights will transform Bellevue Botanical Garden into a winter...

Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Redtwig Dogwood Variegated redtwig dogwood ( Cornus alba elegantissima ) is a workhorse shrub, giving a great...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sweeten Root Crops
  • Don't Worry About Needle Drop
  • Plant Garlic
  • Compost Fallen Fruit
  • Prepare Beds for Spring Planting

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