Pacific Northwest

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden

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Late Season Pruning

Our first frost usually arrives in mid- November and transforms the garden overnight. Trees once decorated with red and yellow leaves will look naked, with only gray-brown branches poking skyward. The leaves seem to fall silently, almost in unison,...
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Resources

Books

Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades Steve Solomon, who started Territorial Seed Company, has revamped his 1989 book Growing...

Favorite or New Plant

Five Spot A few years ago I rediscovered the annual flower known as five spot ( Nemophila maculata ), an...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Paperwhites
  • Clean Garden Tools
  • Cedar Leaf Drop
  • Chrysanthemum Care
  • Rototill Fallow Beds

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