Pacific Northwest

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you’re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It’s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you’re...

New Farmer’s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden

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Fall-Planted Primroses

Ornamental kale, pansies, snapdragons, and calendulas are the standard fare around here, but primroses are gaining in popularity. They're available in most colors, from brilliant jewel tones to pale soft pastels, which make them perfect additions to...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Lemon Verbena Lemon verbena ( Aloysia triphylla ) isn't what I consider an attractive plant, but it makes up...

Clever Gardening Technique

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

  • Prepare Beds for Spring
  • Appreciate Fall Foliage
  • Compost Plant Debris
  • Sweeten Root Crops
  • Plant Garlic

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