Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Container Clematis

National News

Container gardening continues to be a hot trend, and more perennial plants are being bred to grow well in these small spaces. One of the best new clematis to grow in containers is Clematis...

Organic Ketchup Protects Against Cancer

It's been well documented that the antioxidant lycopene found in tomato-based products, such as ketchup, helps protect us against cancers of the breast, pancreas, prostate, and intestines. Now...

Learn to Graft

If you're looking for a fun horticultural project to help pass the winter, consider learning about grafting. You can learn the techniques from the comfort of your home with this award-winning,...

Award-Winning Agastache

From the specialists in hummingbird mints (Agastache) comes a new award-winning variety that features foot-long spikes of rose-pink flowers, a raspberry red calyx, and sweetly scented foliage....

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In the Garden


Friend or Foe?

One man's junk is another man's treasure, or so it seems. This phrase holds true in the garden, as well, because invasive plants would never have taken hold if somebody at some point in time didn't think they were a good idea. Eucalyptus Take,...
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Shows & Events

Bouquets to Art San Francisco is a city that loves culture and art, and Bouquets to Art is the main fund-raising...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Pruning Stik Pole Pruner If you ever have need of a pole pruner, the Fiskars Pruning Stik Pole Pruner is fabulous! Instead...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mark Cracked Sidewalks
  • Prune Deciduous Trees
  • Improve Garden Soil
  • Plant Spring-Blooming Annuals
  • Prune Fuchsias

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