Pacific Northwest

November, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Climate Friendly Gardening

National News

While climate change is a global problem, home gardeners can do their part to avoid contributing to the problem. By following the dictum "Think globally, act locally," gardeners can use...

Broccoli for Healthy Babies

Expectant mothers know that eating a healthy diet while pregnant is important for the development of healthy babies. Now new research indicates that substances in the diets of pregnant mothers...

Glamorous Kale

Ornamental cabbages and kales are some of the most colorful additions to the fall garden. Displaying eye-catching, ruffled textures and vivid shades of pink, purple, red, white and green, these...

Clear the Air with Houseplants

Scientists have known for years that plants can take up common indoor air pollutants, improving the air quality for the occupants of homes and offices while not harming the plants themselves. One...

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In the Garden

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Fall and Winter Interest with Ornamental Grasses

I have long been a fan of ornamental grasses, and I especially appreciate them in the fall when my other perennials are looking tired and worn. Ornamental grasses are durable plants with graceful foliage and leaves, but their summer appearance is only...
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Resources

Web Finds

Short-Season Vegetable Growing Guide For the ultimate in vegetable growing information, including cultural requirements and integrated...

Favorite or New Plant

Viburnums Viburnums are among the most beautiful, versatile and undemanding shrubs I know. In late spring...
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Regional Reminders

  • Drain Sprinkler Systems
  • Avoid Red Thread
  • Store Fertilizers
  • Dig Dahlia Tubers
  • Harvest Small Fruits

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