Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Celebrate National Garden Month
"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,...
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...
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...
In the Garden
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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- Supply Nesting Material for Birds
- Check Irrigation Systems
- Cultivate Soil
- Fertilize Roses
- Mulch Future Gardens