Pacific Northwest

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden

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My Essential Garden Helper

I'm the first to admit that I prefer puttering in the garden to undertaking a full-scale bed cleanup and renovation, but if it must be done, autumn is the time to do it. And if I'm going to dig in, I might as well face the job with determination and be...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plant Problems Demystified Washington State University's Hortsense Web site presents specific information on about 600...

Books

Caring for Perennials Inside Caring for Perennials: What To Do and When To Do It , by Janet Macunovich (Storey, 1997;...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lightly Prune Roses
  • Sow Cover Crops
  • Coax Poinsettias into Bloom
  • Remove Fall Webworms
  • Revitalize Lawns

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