Pacific Northwest

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden

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Assessing Your Garden's Performance

Cooler weather may slow the pace of gardening here in the Pacific Northwest, but in our maritime climate we can coax a good eight months of beauty and productivity from our gardens. All it takes is a little advance planning and some comfortable rain...
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Resources

Books

Gardening By Heart A plant with a name like Queen Anne's Lace might make you think of a lovely, graceful addition...

Favorite or New Plant

Trumpet Vine You can create an eye-catching sight and cool a south-facing wall at the same time by covering a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue to Plant Bulbs
  • Protect Root Crops
  • Drain Sprinkler Systems
  • Clean Up Garden Debris
  • Clean and Store Garden Tools

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