Pacific Northwest

September, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lemons for Limes

National News

If your garden produced a bounty of vegetables this summer, you may have had more than you and your family could eat at certain times. What to do with all that extra produce? Many of us share with...

Hot Enough for You?

Lots of gardeners across the country would probably answer with a resounding "Yes!" given the extreme heat in many areas this past summer. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Back to Eden

Back to Eden is a new feature documentary that follows one man's revolutionary approach to organic gardening. "It's all about the covering!" is how Paul Gautschi enthusiastically describes his...

Fall Frost Dates

Gardeners are becoming more and more interested in keeping their gardens as productive as possible into the fall and winter months. Whether growing in the open garden or using season extenders...

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In the Garden

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Shades of Blue

I'll admit I'm spoiled when it comes to having lots of space to grow the plants that really appeal to me. I love the color blue and I've devoted one whole bed to blue flowering annuals and perennials. Over the years I've collected quite a variety of...
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Resources

Books

The Wildlife Gardener's Guide The Wildlife Gardener's Guide by Janet Marinelli (Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 2008; $9.95) is a...

Favorite or New Plant

Rose-of-Sharon Rose-of-Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is an old-fashioned shrub that blooms from mid-summer right...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Flower Stalks on Onions
  • Harvest Flowers
  • Monitor Container Plants
  • Extend the Life of Annuals
  • Be Patient with your Lawn

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