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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.

15 Top Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

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

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Northwest

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

Garden Tour: The Everything Garden

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

No-Fail Perennials of the Pacific Northwest

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

Pacific Northwest Lawn-Care Calendar and Lawn Maintenance Tips

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

Garden Tour: An Acre in Paradise

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

February Gardening Tips for the Northwest

Spring is just around the corner. Celebrate the turn of the seasons with...

Create Architectural Garden Accents

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

Best Early Spring Flowers for the Pacific Northwest

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

Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for the Pacific Northwest

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

Top Fruit Trees for Pacific Northwest Gardens

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

Best Fragrant Flowers for the Northwest

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

January Tips: The Pacific Northwest

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

Top Roses for the Northwest

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

Best Fall Flowers for the Northwest

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

Garden Tour: Lessons from a Garden Guru

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

Elegant Edibles for the Northwest

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

Fall Landscaping Lessons

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

Best Plants for Butterflies for the Northwest

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

Fabulous Fall Color: The Best Plants for the Pacific Northwest

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

October Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest

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

Best Plants for Attracting Birds for the Pacific Northwest

Welcome birds to your Northwestern garden with these native plants.

March Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest

Winter's long wait is almost over. Get busy outdoors. As the weather starts to...

December Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest

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


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