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Northwest Regional Reports

Northwest: November Garden To-Do List

Update your containers for fall and winter. Photo: Dennis Schrader

Update containers for winter color with cold-hardy kales, cabbages, and violets (Viola spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). Incorporate evergreen cuttings and red- and yellow-twig dogwood stems (Cornus sericea, Zones 3–8) for added winter interest.

Weed winter germinating weeds. They are easier to remove before they get too large and go to seed.

Watch for interesting fall leaf and bark color on Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9 and Acer japonicum, Zones 5–7) to help guide future selections.

Select and plant hellebores (Helleborus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) for fall and winter color.

‘Red Power’ hellebore
‘Red Power’ hellebore (Helleborus purpurascens ‘Red Power’, Zones 5–8) is a great cool-season perennial. Photo: Jennifer Benner

—Jason Jorgensen is a landscape designer in Seattle, Washington.

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