Pacific Northwest

November, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Invasion of the Kudzu Bug

National News

If you live in the Southeastern or Mid-Atlantic states, you may find some unfamiliar insects congregating on the side of your house this fall, looking for places to shelter for the winter. If...

A New Twist with Celosia

Looking for something unusual for your flower garden next spring? Give a new twist to your plantings with Celosia 'Twisted'. This eye-catching variety of Celosia cristata features bright red,...

Go with Gojis

You may have heard the health benefits of goji (go-gee) berries touted of late. These bright orange-red berries, the fruits of the Asian shrub Lycium barbarum , as well as juice made from them,...

Stopping Stinkbugs

There's another relatively new introduced insect pest that's causing problems for both commercial agricultural growers and home gardeners. It's also a home-invading nuisance as it crawls into...

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In the Garden


Mulching for the Winter

Mother Nature is sending those subtle hints again, and her timing is usually impeccable, so take a gardening cue from her. Just as she does in woods and forests, use the leaves fall in the autumn to provide nurturing mulch around your plants....
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Favorite or New Plant

Winter Iris For reliable winter color in your perennial bed, plant winter iris (Iris unguicularis). The...

Clever Gardening Technique

Force Paperwhites Paper white narcissus, including the yellow versions 'Grand Soleil d'Or' and 'Chinese Sacred...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig Dahlia Tubers
  • Keep Off the Grass
  • Till Fallow Garden Beds
  • Clean Garden Tools
  • Cut Back Mums

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