Northwest Regional Reports

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    Luscious Peony Varieties for the Pacific Northwest

    There is nothing quite like viewing the exquisite beauty of a blooming peony (Paeonia spp. and hybrids, Zones 3–9) in the garden. As a nongardener, I would purchase fresh cut…

  • native wildflower meadow garden
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    How I Grew a Wildflower Meadow in the Pacific Northwest

    It is hard to read any garden magazines or social media posts without seeing wildflower meadows. It is fun to think about dedicating a part of your garden to wildness.…

  • bigleaf hydrangea in a garden bed
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    Tips for Success With Hydrangeas

    Although hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10) are extremely popular and seen everywhere, how to grow them is a widespread mystery. The types available are many and varied. The…

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    Plants for the Northwest to Add to Your Shopping List

    Whether you're walking through your local garden center, flipping through the pages of your favorite catalog, or scrolling the website of an online retailer, the sheer number of plant choices…

  • Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
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    Feel-Good Gardening Through Volunteering in the Northwest

    What gardener does not want to view beautiful gardens? Once a person has been bitten by the gardening bug, they often want to see other gardens, get ideas, learn about…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Pacific Northwest

    March is a wonderful month for garden inspiration. There are so many changes we start to notice here in the Pacific Northwest. The cold wet days of winter are still…

  • snowdrops sprouting
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    Snowdrops Chase Away the Winter Doldrums

    Amid the sloshing, squishing, and squelching of spring in the Northwest, green tips and small white flowers start pushing through the soil. Some are up and flowering freely in January,…

  • Witch hazels
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    Wake Up Winter with Witch Hazels

    During the winter months in the Pacific Northwest, it is hard to know if it will be sunny and bright, raining cats and dogs, or a snowy winter wonderland when…

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    Your Favorite Plants Improved for the Northwest

    In Paul Westervelt's article on perennial upgrades, he explains the benefit of stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new versions of tried-and-true plants: "After whiffing a few times,…

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    Northwest: February Garden To-Do List

    The month of February can be a bit of a challenge for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. During this month we often have some of our coldest days, lots of…