Northwest Regional Reports

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    Northwest: January Garden To-Do List

    Now that the beginning of the year is here and the days are getting longer, you’ll probably want to start getting outside to tackle a few chores in the garden…

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    Reliable Performers for the Northwest

    As garden curator Irvin Etienne discusses in his article on reliable performers, we all want the newest, jazziest plants available, but a garden is not complete without a backbone of…

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    Explosive Late Fall Color in the Northwest

    Fall is a wonderful time of year in the Pacific Northwest. I really enjoy the slower pace in my garden and my clients’ gardens. My walks around the neighborhood and…

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    How to Overwinter Tender Perennials Outdoors in the Pacific Northwest

    Brr! A sense of urgency surrounds the weather forecast in the Northwest. October is over, with its subtle reminders and soft colors of apricot and red. Winter is on its…

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    Northwest December Garden To-Do List

    December is a great time of year to reflect on this season in the garden and the amazing challenges you have endured this year. Before the next season starts, make…

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    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…