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Northwest Gardening 84 Ideabooks
When my children were young, we used to enjoy leisurely walks down the quiet lanes in the English countryside. I'm sure my mind often wandered off on its own private ramble: "What shall we have for dinner? Do I need to buy milk on the way home?" Yet the children were totally immersed in the moment. They would splash through...
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 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: 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 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 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: 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 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 April
Get ready for annual flowers and watch out for snails to ensure a bountiful garden now through summer
Pacific Northwest Gardener's March Checklist
Prepare for edible harvests and invite feathered friends to the garden — offering them slugs for lunch is entirely up to you
Pacific Northwest Gardener's February Checklist
Let witch hazel cast its spell, shut off your mason bees' snooze button and hit up the nursery for seeds and roses
Pacific Northwest Gardener's January Checklist
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
6 Fantastic Ferns to Enliven Shady Garden Spots
For long-term interest with little upkeep in challenging conditions, ferns might just be your garden's new best friend