Pacific Northwest

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden


Time to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs

If you've visited your local garden center lately, you've noticed the bins, bags, and bushel baskets of newly arrived spring-flowering bulbs. Even though the weather is still warm, bulb planting time is here. If you shop now, you can choose the cream of...
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Shows & Events

Rain-wise Gardening Seminar Explore the ins and outs of rain garden design at a continuing education seminar that will be...


Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Vines Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Vines , by Karan D. Cutler (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2003) is a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Early in the Day
  • Move Houseplants Indoors
  • Overseed Lawns
  • Cover Compost
  • Stop Deadheading Roses

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