Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

October, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rain-wise Gardening Seminar
Explore the ins and outs of rain garden design at a continuing education seminar that will be held from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Bastyr University, Kenmore Campus, Room 284 (14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028). Find out how to how to select plants for your site and view photos of rain gardens and bioswales that were designed to be highly effective as well as gorgeous. Learn about water collection systems and the many different options, from cisterns to bladders. See examples of permeable pavement options, and discuss the value of using them instead of traditional impervious materials.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to incorporate many inexpensive, sustainable methods into your own yard as you do your part in saving our planet's precious resource. For more information, phone 425 602-3152 or visit their web page at


Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Vines
Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Vines, by Karan D. Cutler (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2003) is a comprehensive pruning guide, containing everything you need to know about pruning and shaping plants. It answers the questions about why pruning is important, where and how to prune, specific tips on pruning various types of plants, pruning tool recommendations, and pruning for specific purposes such as topiaries and pollarding.


Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Asperula"