Pacific Northwest

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden

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Fantastic Fall Color

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

Shows & Events

The Portland Fall Home and Garden Show Every year the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show strives to find home improvement authorities and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cottage Garden Potpourri 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 Flower Beds
  • Cultivate Soil to Reduce Weeds
  • Sow Onions
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Groom Perennials

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