Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Container Gardening 101

I love growing plants in containers. You can control the environment precisely by the type of soil you use, the light exposure, and the amount of water you provide. This means you can grow almost anything your little heart desires in containers. It...
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Shows & Events

Filoli Flower Show The 2005 Filoli Flower Show will be held May 5-8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Filoli in Woodside....

Clever Gardening Technique

Save Soil, Save Weight Annual plants don't have deep roots; 8 to 12 inches is more than enough soil for them to grow in....
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Spring Bulbs
  • Check Irrigation Systems
  • Wait to Plant!
  • Compost Spent Pea Plants
  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables

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