Pacific Northwest

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden

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End-of-Season Tool Care

When I began gardening, it didn't occur to me that I needed to know how to care for tools. I wanted to garden, not spend my time cleaning and sharpening pruning shears and shovels. Besides, why would I want to bother caring for tools when new ones were...
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Resources

Books

Planning Late-Season Gardens If you need some inspiration for planning a garden that goes full-steam from fall through early...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Anemone Just when other flowering perennials are winding down, the Japanese anemone comes into full...
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Regional Reminders

  • Coax Poinsettias into Bloom
  • Replace Lawn with Ground Cover
  • Divide Perennials
  • Plant Cool-Season Pansies
  • Move Houseplants Indoors

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