Pacific Northwest

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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In the Garden


Extend the Season by Adding Some Winter Color

One of my favorite activities during the cool, rainy days of autumn is searching for end-of-season bargains at local nurseries. I recently found a few half-price spruces -- perfect for a renovated landscape area in the front of our property. During that...
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Growing Bulbs Growing Bulbs: The Complete Practical Guide , by Brian Mathew (Timber Press, 1997), is a great...

Tool or Gardening Product

Comfortable Clogs During the summer months I'm a barefoot or sandals person. But when it comes to certain gardening...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Bulbs
  • Secure Vines and Canes
  • Plant a Cover Crop
  • Weed, Weed, Weed
  • Prepare for Cold Snaps

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