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Northwest Regional Reports

  • Northwest Regional Reports

    Summer-Dry Gardening, Part 2: Bringing Inspiration Home

    The summer heat is really upon us now in the Pacific Northwest. July and August represent the hottest times of the year. It’s when we often have a few days…

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    Summer-Dry Gardening, Part 1: A Visit to Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden

    When the summer heat starts in the Pacific Northwest, I reflect at my choice to turn my front garden space into a "summer-dry garden." I like this term better than…

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    Catmints for the Northwest

    I really enjoy it when mid to late summer rolls around in the Pacific Northwest. We transition from the typical “Juneuary” weather of cooler temperatures and rain to summer’s sunshine…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Plants—Northwest

    See regional picks for tough pretty plants, and read the article by Julie Lane Gray for even more ideas. "It’s important to define first what I mean by a “tough”…

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    Northwest August Garden To-Do List

    It is often said that the best weather in the Pacific Northwest is from August into October. Typically, this is the driest and the warmest time in our area. In…

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    Small Understory Maples for the Northwest

    City gardens are often smaller and have less space for larger specimen trees. These gardens also have more design constraints, such as lower-light conditions, less availability of space between buildings,…

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    Northwest July Garden To-Do List

    July is when temperatures finally start to get warm in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also when the air starts to become much drier and have less overall humidity, except when…

  • Northwest Regional Reports

    Northwest June Garden To-Do List

    June in the Pacific Northwest is a wonderful time to garden. This time of year, the weather is changing quickly from spring’s short and cool days to summer’s pleasant days…

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    Evergreen Ferns for the Northwest

    May in the Pacific Northwest has been quite amazing this year. The weather has been mild and drier than normal, and gardens have put on enormous growth. In late spring…

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    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—Northwest

    See regional picks for variegated plants for shade, and read the article by Andy Brand for even more ideas. “While the cool, shady areas have provided me with the opportunity…

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