Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Verdant greens and lots of moisture add up to stunning garden possibilities in the Pacific Northwest. The best gardens in the area include dramatic colors and spectacular plants, and we have inspiration and practical tips for you. Native plants typically equal easy care; try these top 15 varieties in your flowerbeds. Lots of old-fashioned, no-fail perennials are simple to grow and care for; try these varieties. If avoiding deer and attracting butterflies and birds are gardening goals, learn how the right plants in your landscape can do both. For fragrance, these plants add beguiling scent to Pacific Northwest gardens. The transition from the sunny days of summer to the cooler days of autumn is no reason to let your garden beds go dormant. Try eye-catching plants that add unexpected color and drama to Northwest gardens in the fall. Asian-inspired garden design is popular, and this Canadian Japanese-style space really shines come autumn. If you're unsure about when to tackle garden tasks, turn to our month-by-month calendar, where you'll find tips for taking care of your lawn, garden-prep and pest-fighting advice, and how to cope with rainy days and drought conditions.

Perennial Power
Plant Perennials that Birds Love

Bring feathered friends into your Northwestern yard by incorporating these plants.

Deer-Resistant Varieties

Include easy-growing plants in your landscape that deer don't like to eat.

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Monthly Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest