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Northwest Regional Reports

  • Northwest Regional Reports

    Northwest November Garden To-Do List

    November in the Northwest can often be a wet and windy affair. The rain can make it challenging to get out in the garden without some type of rain protection,…

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    Exciting Evergreens for the Northwest

    Evergreens are crucial to achieving varied texture and form, as well as the key to any successful four-season garden. Unfortunately, many gardeners would put a lot of evergreens in the…

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    Tips on Buying and Planting Trees and Shrubs in Fall for the Northwest

    I really like the changing of the seasons in the Northwest, and I especially enjoy October. The weather finally starts to cool down from the summer heat, and the refreshing…

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    How to Design Dense Garden Beds in the Northwest

    While walking along a forest path today, I stepped over Douglas fir cones (Pseudotsuga menziesii, Zones 4–7) all around the base of a tree—a sure sign in the Pacific Northwest…

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    Growing Nerine Lilies in the Northwest

    I'm not sure how being curious about something turns into interest, or how an interest turns into a collection. I'm also not sure when a collection suddenly turns into an…

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    Best Native Woodies for the Northwest

    Gardeners love native plants, and for good reason. They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the…

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    Northwest October Garden To-Do List

    Autumn in the Pacific Northwest is a wonderful season, and October is the best month of autumn. While it is the start of the rainy season, there are also lingering…

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    Tropical Late-Season Interest for the Northwest

    Imagine spending the day in a tropical paradise without having to travel anywhere! Late-season tropical gardens can create a striking look in the Pacific Northwest. By selecting the most appropriate…

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    Unique Dwarf Hydrangeas for the Northwest

    I never thought I was much of a hydrangea fan. They seemed ho-hum to me. I usually thought of them as pretty blobs of color that make a good background…

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    Northwest September Garden To-Do List

    September in the Pacific Northwest is a very transitory time. The garden wants to continue summer but is also headed into fall. The two distinct chore paths for gardeners can…

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