Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden


Good Memories of a Garden Gone

The city of Brisbane has opened a brand new community garden. That's the good news. The sad news is that the old community garden has been closed and the property sold for development. As a member of the former community garden, I feel sad for all of...
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Shows & Events

33rd Annual Wildflower Show The 33rd Annual Wildflower Show is a two-day expo showcasing the diversity and beauty of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Submerge Potted Plants To thoroughly water small potted plants, set them in a bucket or basin filled with water until...
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Regional Reminders

  • Supply Nesting Material for Birds
  • Check Irrigation Systems
  • Cultivate Soil
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Mulch Future Gardens

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