Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60?F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Plant Protector Bags

With fall around the corner, thoughts turn to protecting prized plants from frost. Many gardeners watch the forecast for threats of frost and then run out to protect plants with blankets, buckets,...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

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In the Garden



As the days of summer grow shorter and cooler, fall chrysanthemums burst into bloom for a grand finale to the garden year. In rich shades of purple, deep red, russet, or glowing gold, the flowers of garden mums offer a glorious complement to the bounty...
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Late-Season Garden Planning If you need some inspiration for planning a garden that goes full steam from early fall through...

Favorite or New Plant

Sneezeweed Despite its confusing common name, sneezeweed ( Helenium autumnale ) doesn't really make you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Bulbs From Gophers and Moles
  • Harvest Small Fruits
  • Make Compost Piles
  • Renovate Your Lawn
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs

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