Pacific Northwest

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden


Prolonging the Life of Favorite Annuals

I love growing annuals and tender perennials in containers on my back patio. Fuchsias and coleus are my favorites, but there's a special place in my heart for angel's trumpet. These tender plants must be replanted each year or taken indoors or into a...
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Shows & Events

Poinsettia Festival This year marks the 36th Poinsettia Festival at Molbak's Nursery in Woodinville, (13625 Northeast...


Plant Myths and Mysteries Planthropology, The Myths, Mysteries and Miracles of My Garden Favorites , by Ken Druse...
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Regional Reminders

  • Coax Christmas Cactus into Bloom
  • Check Pears for Ripeness
  • Harvest Kiwis
  • Prune Cautiously
  • Harvest Tomatoes

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