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Pacific Northwest

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

First Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower

National News

With the interest in reducing pollution and lowering our carbon foot prints, electric mowers have been gaining in popularity. Electric mowers emit less pollution, are quieter, and, with new...

New Web Site for Gardeners with Physical Limitations

Gardeners with physical limitations often have to struggle to construct gardens they can easily tend. While there are many Web sites with information to help these gardeners, this new site brings...

World?s Favorite Rose Award

Roses are not just the most popular flower in the U.S., they are the most popular flower in the world. The World Federation of Rose Societies is a group of rose societies from 41 different...

Beet Juice Increases Stamina

Interested is having longer, less tiring workouts, being able to hike further, and generally have more stamina? Drink beet juice. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England studied 8 men...

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In the Garden


Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

September and October are prime months for purchasing spring-blooming bulbs. I always buy extra to pot up and force into early bloom indoors. Forcing bulbs is easy -- it just takes a little advance planning. How to Start Forcing Bulbs The first...
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Northwest Garden Style Northwest Garden Style , by Jan Kowalczewski Whitner, is a wonderful reference book that...

Favorite or New Plant

A Late-Season Bloomer Fall color in my garden includes the noble goldenrod, Solidago speciosa . These perennials grow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Late Summer Rose Care
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation
  • Prune Flowering Shrubs
  • Keep Composting
  • Sow Onion Seeds

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