Pacific Northwest Regional Reports

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    Pacific Northwest Regional Reports

    Garden Chores to Tackle in Late Fall and Through the Winter

    With the flurry of the holidays bearing down upon us, now is the perfect time to make a list of winter garden tasks to accomplish over the coming months. I…

  • backyard vineyard
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    How to Grow Grapes for Your Own Backyard Vineyard

    Have you always longed to make wine from tasty sun-warmed grapes gathered from your own backyard? While I live in the ideal wine-growing region (USDA Zone 9b) near the well-known…

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    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the Northwest

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

  • winterberries in Pacific Northwest
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    Winterberry Is a Fall Gem for the Pacific Northwest Garden

    Fall brings out my desire to “bring the outdoors in.” Collecting berries, seedpods, and dried flowers is a passion I share with many gardeners. Using these to display in the…

  • plants for small spaces
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    4 Great Plants for Small Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    I’ve been asked many times, “What’s a great plant for a small space?” As land becomes more expensive and first-time home buyers are starting out, there are lots of properties…

  • Snowcone® Japanese snowbell
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    Pollinator Plants for the Northwest

    Whether you have the space to create an expansive, pollinator-friendly landscape or just enough room to pot up a couple plants that are pollinator favorites, we can all do our…

  • european earwigs
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    European Earwigs: How to ID Them, Spot Their Damage, and Protect Your Garden

    Summer is here! Vegetable gardens have yielded the first tomatoes of the season, perennial borders are overflowing with colorful blooms, fruit is ripening in the orchards, and rose bushes are…

  • bee on a pink dahlia
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    7 Simple Ways to Help Pollinators

    We gardeners are becoming more aware of our changing world, not just the climate but also the habitat reduction for pollinators. Landscape designers are becoming more aware and responding by…

  • Golden Baby® Dwarf Goldenrod
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    Peak-Season Perennials for the Northwest

    While we would all ideally have gardens that look at their peak in every season, the reality is often far from that ideal. Very few of us have all the…

  • Wish-list plants
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    Wish-List Plants for the Northwest and Beyond

    I know that I’m not the only gardener and designer with a wish list of plants. But I also have an ongoing list of “holy grail” plants that I’m on…