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Northwest Gardening 88 Ideabooks
April is a booming month in the garden, because as temperatures warm, many garden plants are unfurling new leaves and bursting into bloom. It’s a great time to set out starts of annual flowers and cold-hardy vegetables, because by planting now you’ll catch that first flush of spring growth and have a head start on the...
Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in May
Take advantage of May's warmth to prune spring blooms and plant vegetables and annuals for a summer bounty
Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in June
Now's the time to prune pines and vines, prevent pests and buy June-blooming plants to keep your garden healthy and beautiful
Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in July
Deadheading spent flowers, keeping up with watering and starting seeds indoors are the biggest gardening tasks for July
July's garden is coming into its own, with warm temperatures that invite you outside and an abundance of blooms to enjoy. Of course, all that color needs a little bit of care to continue looking great throughout the summer season. Removing spent flowers...
Pacific Northwest Gardener's August Checklist
Deadheading perennials, cutting raspberry canes and preparing for the onion harvest keeps Northwest gardeners busy in August
Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in September
Put in cool-weather veggies, fertilize your lawn and tidy the garden this month before chilly weather arrives
I want to enjoy my garden, not be a slave to it, and with five acres to play in, that means planning. Whether you have a patio garden or an estate, your garden will be better if you take some time now to put down your pruners and pick up your notebook...
Pacific Northwest Gardener's October Checklist
Break up tidying time by planting spring bulbs, tending to veggies and giving leaves a rich new life
I'm a fair-weather gardener. I prefer to sit in front of a log fire enjoying my winter garden through the windows, rather than donning full rain gear and Wellies to deal with soggy perennials. That means getting ahead during these pleasant early-autumn...
Pacific Northwest Gardener's November Checklist
Set a festive mood with a container garden while preserving and protecting your landscape and water features
November is the final month to prepare the garden for winter. It’s rather like tucking children into bed at night: They have played all day, and now they’re tired. There’s the bath-time ritual, followed by a quiet story before they snuggle under...
Pacific Northwest Gardener's December Checklist
Great Design Plant: Sunrose Dazzles on Dry Slopes
Great Design Plant: Gold Collection Hellebores Perform Like Stars
Exciting colors, longer bloom times, forward-facing flowers ... These hybrids leave old hellebores in the dust
Great Design Plant: Autumn Fern Adds Color All Year
Use this evergreen, easy-care fern for soft texture and coppery tints in container gardens and the landscape at large
Great Design Plant: Winter Jasmine Gladdens Snowy Gardens
Great Design Plant: Wild Hyacinth for a Bolt of Blue
Great Design Plant: Louie Eastern White Pine
This stunning golden conifer will bring a smile to your face and add a ray of sunshine to your winter garden