Pacific Northwest

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Plant Primroses for Winter Color

While warmth-loving plants are coming to the end of their growing season, it's not time to put away your trowel just yet! There is a lovely assortment of cool-season plants that, if planted now, will add much-needed color to your winter garden....
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Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Redtwig Dogwood Variegated redtwig dogwood (Cornus alba 'Elegantissima') is a workhorse shrub, giving a great...

Shows & Events

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Fall Tree and Shrub Sale For two weekends, October 11-13 and October 18-20, the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic
  • Prepare Beds for Spring Planting
  • PIck Up Fallen Fruit
  • Don't Worry About Needle Drop
  • Sweeten Root Crops

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