Pacific Northwest

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden

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Favorite Fall Colors

There's an unmistakable crispness in the air, a sure sign that summer is coming to an end. I think fall is a magical time. I love the cooler temperatures, shorter days and awesome autumn foliage. They have a soothing effect after the hectic pace of...
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Resources

Books

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

Clever Gardening Technique

Make Potpourri for Gifts As you're cleaning up the garden, be sure to harvest some petals and leaves for potpourri. Here's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tidy Up Those Flower Beds
  • Sow Onions
  • Practice Natural Pest Control
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Groom Perennials

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