Pacific Northwest

September, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Fall is on its way. This is the time of the year when ornamental grasses really strut their stuff in the garden, their leaves backlit by low autumn sunlight, their panicles waving against a clear...

Take a Trip to Tomatoville

Tomatoes are the number one home vegetable garden crop in America. Whether you're motivated by the wonderful flavor that only a truly ripe tomato can deliver, want to be the first on your block...

National Pesticide Information Center

Want to find out about safe pest control strategies? Have a question about dealing with mosquitoes or ticks in your home landscape? Have questions about using pesticides as safely as possible or...

Rating Heucheras

Some plants seem to catch the fancy of plant breeders and inspire them to develop a mind-boggling array of cultivars, so many that a gardener is often at a loss when it comes to choosing among all...

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In the Garden


Tis the Season for Bulb Planting

Have you visited your local garden center lately? Spring-flowering bulbs are beginning to turn up by the bin, bag, and bushel basket. Although the weather is still warm, bulb planting time is here. Bulbs are relatively easy plants to grow. In fact,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Tatarian Aster Asters are favorites for late-season color, but many species tend to sprawl or flop. Not so with...


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

  • Replace Spent Annuals
  • Control Disease and Insect Problems
  • Leach Salts from Containers
  • Sow Cover Crops
  • Take Rose Cuttings

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