Pacific Northwest

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

National News

One of the joys of having a flower garden outdoors is being able to bring some of that beauty indoors. Whether you have a cutting garden from which you can harvest armloads of fresh flowers or...

Frogs and Fungicides

As scientists note a worldwide decline in amphibians, they have come to consider that these animals are perhaps our environment's "canary in the coal mine," giving us early warning of...

Golden "Fire"

Zinnias have long been garden favorites for their bright blossoms and easy culture. But many have one big drawback- susceptibility to fungal diseases. Now gardeners who want a dose of hot color...

All the Dirt on Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to a close for gardeners in many parts of the country. But until frost hits, it's time to harvest and enjoy fresh tomatoes, and perhaps preserve some of the bounty for...

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In the Garden


Bulb Planting Time

Have you visited your local garden center lately? Spring-flowering bulbs are beginning to show up by the bag, bin, and bushel basket. Although the weather is still reasonably warm, bulb planting time has arrived. Bulbs are relatively easy plants to...
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Web Finds

Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center is a web site with an enormous amount of...

Favorite or New Plant

Fall-Blooming Anemones The Japanese anemone 'Honorine St. Jobert' becomes a spotlight in my garden this time of year. It...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvesting The Last of The Tomatoes
  • Don't Remove Foliage Yet
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation
  • Don't Worry About Yellowing Evergreen Needles
  • Make Garden Journal Entries

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