Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2000
Regional Report

In the Garden


Bare-Root Planting

Winter is the season for bare-root planting. Bare-root is a term used for deciduous plants including shrubs, trees, roses, and many types of vegetables, that are dug from the ground when dormant and packaged for sale. Bare-root specimens have roots,...
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Gardening by Mail Gardening by Mail, 5th edition, by Barbara J. Barton and Ginny Hunt (Houghton Mifflin, 1997;...

Favorite or New Plant

Western Redbud The western redbud ( Cercis occidentalis ) is a small deciduous tree, growing 15-20 feet tall....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Asparagus
  • Purchase Azaleas and Camellias
  • Prune Roses
  • Watch for Frost
  • Remove Saucers from Container Plants

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