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Northwest Regional Reports

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    Northwest: October Garden To-Do List

    Rake and compost fall leaves to create beneficial and free mulch. Remove leaf litter from evergreen shrubs. Divide and replant perennials. Consider creating a plant swap with fellow gardeners to…

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    Northwest: September Garden To-Do List

    Order spring bulbs—the sooner the better for the best selection and rarities. Plant more snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis, Zones 3–8) than you think you need! They look best in large clumps.…

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    Beautiful Warm Season Grasses

    Ornamental grasses are a great addition to any type of garden. They can add an amazing amount of structure and layering that no garden should be without. They are also…

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    Designing a Hellstrip Garden, Part 2

    After reviewing the current state of my hellstrip, I’m happy with the progress that all the plants are making and with how many are thriving, self-seeding, and filling in the…

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    Northwest: August Garden To-Do List

    Feed. Fertilize roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), lilies (Lilium spp. and cvs., Zones 3–10), and dahlias (Dahlia spp. and cvs., Zones 8–11) to encourage continuous growth and blooms.…

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    Designing a Hell-Strip Garden, Part 1

    A few years ago I ran out of space in my home garden. I then faced a major dilemma. How do I gain more space? Do I sell my home?…

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    Ground Covers for Part Shade

    Many gardeners often forget the ground-cover layer in their gardens. Landscapes look better when ground covers are planted underneath trees and groupings of shrubs. Ground covers help to retain moisture…

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    Rock Roses Shine in Spring

    Midspring is an amazing time of year in the garden. There is so much energy, excitement, and over-the-top color. One of my favorite plant families for this season is Cistaceace,…

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    Northwest: July Garden To-Do List

    Make more irises. If you want to propagate your bearded irises (Iris spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), now is the time to lift and divide them. Go for a second…

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    Colorful Perennials for a Dry Garden | Northwest Regional Report

    Late May into early June is a wonderful time in a Northwest garden. The coolness of the early spring days has given way to warmer daytime temperatures. The afternoons are…