Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Short, Colorful Mullein

National News

Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...

New Everbearing Blackberries

For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ‘Heritage’. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...

Star Search for New Plants

Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...

Biodegradable Cell Phones

The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...

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In the Garden


Spring At Last!

Spring comes early to northern California. The acacia trees are full of golden blossoms, and those who suffer from allergies are cursing. The plum and almond trees are already dressed in their best pink and white lace. A trip to Napa Valley to enjoy the...
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Shows & Events

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show The 20th San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, March 16-20, is where, for one wonderful week,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Love Your Garden Gloves! Leave leather or cloth gloves on your hands when you have finished your garden chores for the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Mulch Garden Beds
  • Clean Up Camellias
  • Mow, Mow, Mow!
  • Last Call for Pruning

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