Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Small Space Edible Gardening

National News

If you're interested in growing some of your own food, but aren't sure you have the space or time to do so, turn to horticultural educator William Moss for inspiration and advice. In his new book...

Fall and Winter Gardening Advice

It used to be that the first fall frost signaled the end to the vegetable harvest for most gardeners. But no longer! More and more gardeners are incorporating techniques and materials that allow...

Vertical Fall Color

Vertical gardening is all the rage, and with good reason. Growing vines up arbors, trellises, and tuteurs or over a pergola adds interesting vertical accents to the landscape, can be used to...

A Sweetheart of a Cyclamen

Many of the flowering plants we associate with fall are bright and brassy sun lovers -- asters, chrysanthemums, and goldenrods. But for late summer and fall blooms with a more elegant and...

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In the Garden


Plants I Love to Hate

When I first started gardening, I was delighted by any plants that grew vigorously. I thought their strong, active growth was a reflection of my gardening skills. It didn't take long to discover I could have too much of a good thing, and my gardening...
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Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver For me, homegrown vegetables are a joy. How did your garden grow this year? If you didn't have...

Clever Gardening Technique

Vinegar for Weed Control I prefer not to use herbicides for weed control. If you share my concern, try cider vinegar to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Sunscald
  • Prep for Lawn Renovation
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation
  • Plant Cover Crops
  • Plant Bulbs

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