Northwest Regional Reports

  • Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
    Northwest Regional Reports

    Get New Ideas from the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival

    One of my favorite things about February has always been the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle. I first attended back in 1999 and could hardly believe my eyes.…

  • winter floral arrangement
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    Festive Greenery—Bringing the Outside In

    As the winter creeps up and frost is evident in the world around us, many of us consider ways to stay connected with and enjoy the beauty of nature indoors.…

  • early spring flowers northwest
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    Late-Winter and Early-Spring Bloomers for the Northwest

    In Jason Reeves' article Plants That Bloom in Late Winter or Early Spring, he discusses how plants that bloom during the coldest time of the year, often go underappreciated: "Some…

  • plants with berries
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    Ornamental Plants With Berries for Winter Birds in the Northwest

    While many of us may recall learning in school about the phenomenon of bird migration, some in the Pacific Northwest may not be aware that our area is a migratory…

  • trees with fall color
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    Trees With Great Fall Color for the Northwest

    Although summer is a great and botanically bountiful season, fall is always a much-welcome time of year—especially after the heat of summer. I love living in the Northwest. The extremes…

  • fall garden display with pumpkins
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    7 Great Pumpkins for the Northwest

    As fall swiftly approaches in the Pacific Northwest I start to look forward to harvesting pumpkins. In my area there are several places to purchase pumpkins for fall eating and…

  • Mount Etna Broom
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    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Northwest

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let’s Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: “The key to any…

  • Greenstar tulip
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    Plant These Bulbs in Fall for Striking Blooms Come Spring

    The changing sunlight and temperatures in September in the Pacific Northwest are a signal for some that it’s time to start wrapping up the garden. But it is also a…

  • pink dahlia with bumblebee
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    Four Dynamo Dahlias for the Northwest Garden

    When summer is in full swing, most gardens are full of color and lush foliage. As the warm days continue, however, some plants start to flag and get tired looking—but…

  • heat tolerant ornamental grass
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    3 Great Heat-Tolerant Grasses for the Northwest

    When sitting outside in summer, I often appreciate the grasses planted in my garden. I fell in love with grasses several years ago and enjoy adding them to perennial and…