Northwest Regional Reports

  • wild garden on forest edge
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    Wild Gardens: Why You Should Embrace a Wilder Landscape

    While working in your garden, do you work on cultivating every square inch of ground? Do you mow, string trim, prune, and weed throughout? Have you ever thought of leaving…

  • Water-Loving Perennials
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    Water-Loving Perennials for the Northwest

    Yes, I realize that 2021 was the hottest on record with temperatures reaching 108°F, and we can expect the weather to continue to change radically. However, along with drought-tolerant plant…

  • roots for propagation
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    Easy Plant Propagation Shortcuts

    I don’t know about you, but plant propagation has always felt like a mystery to me. There are so many ways to propagate, and each plant has different wants and…

  • unusual shade plants
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    Weird and Wild Shade Plants for the Northwest

    As we gladly came to the end of a wild and wet winter, I was excited to see some of the best of the weird shade-loving plants coming up. The…

  • ‘Bennett’s White’ rock rose
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    Drought-Tolerant Shrubs for the Northwest

    According to NASA Earth Observatory, one-third of the United States experienced some level of drought in 2020. Unfortunately, we know this was not a random anomaly but an increasing trend with…

  • emerging peonies
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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…