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.

Make gardening a breeze with these easy-care native plants.

Add these old-fashioned favorites to your yard; they're among the easiest...

Regular lawn maintenance is the key to a healthy stretch of grass. This lawn...

Stop deer from mowing down your yard with these tough plants.

Though just the size of a suburban yard, the garden of Dolores Cavanah include...

These eye-catching plants add drama to Northwest gardens as the weather grows...

It's time to get busy in the garden -- wrapping up, planting, and preparing --...

This Portland, Oregon, garden consists of a collection of distinct "rooms...

Enjoy a stroll through the Washington state garden of Wendy Burroughs. Her...

Colder weather and continuing rains paint a grim forecast, but in the garden,...

Rely on this collection of beautiful, low-maintenance perennials to keep your...

Here are a few great fruit trees for the Northwest's maritime climate.

These eye-catching plants bring fall color and drama to Northwest gardens.

This Canadian Japanese-style garden turns spectacular in the fall.

Check out our guide to select the best roses for gardens like yours in the...

Celebrate the first days of spring in the Northwest with these early bloomers.

These plants promise to add sweet scents to your northwestern garden.

September can be the driest month of the year. Keep up with watering, as well...

Start off your garden year right by laying the foundation for a great garden.

These Pacific Northwestern gardeners have created a lush oasis with a decidedl...

Gardening slows outdoors in Northwestern gardens in December. But there's stil...

Welcome birds to your Northwestern garden with these native plants.

Attract butterflies to your yard with these easy-care plants.

Create a spectacular show in your garden by mixing edible and ornamental plants.

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