Pacific Northwest

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


Rooting Out Perennial Weeds

For years I have brooded about weeds. I've tried everything to eliminate them. I've smothered them with landscape fabric, spent hours pulling them out of my garden beds, doused them with hot water, and even anointed them with vinegar and oil. And still...
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Favorite or New Plant

Dianthus There are over 300 species of dianthus, and while some will reach heights of up to 3 feet, most...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dealing with Fall Webworms The insect pest commonly known as fall webworm is beginning to make its annual appearance. People...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Tree Trunks
  • Tidy Up Those Garden Beds
  • Aerate Lawns
  • Last Chance to Plant Bulbs
  • Secure Canes and Vines

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