Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Orchids for Dummies

National News

Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...

Colorful Asparagus Beans

Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...

Eat My Car

Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesn’t increase the...

Best Lamium for Shade

The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...

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In the Garden


Night Gardens

With our busy schedules, sometimes we just don't have time to enjoy the fruits of our labors during the daylight hours. It is possible to create a garden that does double duty in the dark! To enjoy your garden in the evening hours, you just need to add...
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Shows & Events

Plant Sale Find plants for your evening garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Plant Sale at...

Clever Gardening Technique

Add Sulfur to Lawn Fertilizer Add sulfur to lawn fertilizer to control fungus disease. The head gardener at Sunset Magazine ,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keeping Flower Bulbs Tidy
  • Plant Vegetable Seeds
  • Plant Perennials
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Watch for Oak Moth Caterpillars

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