Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Photo Contest

National News

Gardening and photography enthusiasts, take note. The editors of NATURE'S BEST Photography magazine invite you to enter their First Annual NATURE'S BEST Backyards photography competition. More...

The Sunniest Sundrops

Sundrops and evening primroses ( Oenothera spp.) are popular perennial flowers that are easy to grow in most parts of the country. While there are more than 120 species available, only a handful...

New Safer, Systemic Fungicide

Diseases such as sudden oak death (SAD), black spot, scab, bacterial blight, and fire blight are the scourge of many trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables. To control these diseases home gardeners...

Grounds for Gardens Perk Up Your Plants

If you're looking for a high-nitrogen soil amendment, attractive mulch for acid-loving plants, or deliciously fragrant addition for your compost heap, seek no further than your neighborhood...

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In the Garden


Public Gardens

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the impressive Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center in Palo Alto. Mrs. Gamble, heiress to the Proctor and Gamble fortune, left the 2.3-acre property to the city of Palo Alto after her death in 1981. The house and garden...
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Shows & Events

Santa Clara Native Plant Sale You'll find hundreds of species of native plants, seeds, and bulbs suitable for California...

Favorite or New Plant

Lily-of-the-Valley For a woodland garden or under pine trees, there is nothing to compare with the delicate beauty...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Perennials
  • Plant Summer Annuals From Seed
  • Patrol for Aphids
  • Watch for Signs of Powdery Mildew
  • Harvest Sweet Peas

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