Pacific Northwest

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Better Berry-Bearing Viburnum

National News

Fall is celebrated for its colorful foliage, and in addition many trees and shrubs exhibit beautiful berries at this time of year. Viburnum shrubs produce fall berries in colors ranging from black...

Flowers in the Home Keep Us Happy

There’s nothing better for brightening your day than receiving a bouquet of flowers, but does having flowers around your home on a regular basis change your mood and make you happier? Researcher...

No-Bend Bulb Planter

Fall planting of spring bulbs is in full swing in many areas of the country, and one tool that can make planting easier is a long-handled bulb planter. To use this tool, you push the cylinder into...

Winter-Hardy Camellia

Camellias are prized shrubs in the south for their snow-white blossoms and glossy evergreen leaves. Now, with the introduction of 'Winter's Snowman' Ice Angel camellia, gardeners north of the...

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In the Garden


Rearranging the Garden

Fall is a really good time to transplant trees and shrubs. With autumn's mild temperatures, top growth slows, but root growth is stimulated. In fact, roots will continue to grow through November and December in our gardening region, helping plants...
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Scent in Your Garden It's a pity that Scent in Your Garden isn't a scratch-and-sniff book. What a feast of...

Favorite or New Plant

Corydalis For many years I admired a 6-inch-tall, yellow-flowered plant with finely cut blue-green foliage...
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Regional Reminders

  • Last Chance to Plant Bulbs
  • Remember to Water
  • Tidy Up Those Garden Beds
  • Aerate Lawns
  • Protect Tree Trunks

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