Pacific Northwest

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden

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Mulching Your Garden Shows You Care

Mother Nature is sending those subtle hints again, and her timing is usually so impeccable that I try to pay attention and take my gardening cues from her. It's really no coincidence that leaves fall in the autumn to provide nurturing mulch around...
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Resources

Books

Northwest Garden Style Northwest Garden Style, by Jan Kowalczewski Whitner (Sasquatch Books, 1996; $20), is a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Flowers to Brighten the Gray Winter Months I like to enjoy the cheerful flowers of geraniums during the winter as well as during the summer....
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Regional Reminders

  • Reduce Plant Disease
  • Plant Tulips
  • Monitor Houseplants
  • Caring for Chrysanthemums
  • Fertilize Lawns

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