Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it’s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


Aquatic Mysteries

For most of my 56 years on this beautiful planet I have been trying to figure out the mystery of life. I believe that I may have two parts of the puzzle put together, but I'm still missing the third. Hopefully, I still have a few years to work it out....
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Shows & Events

Santa Clara Koi Society Pond Tour Although the fabulous Santa Clara Koi Society Pond Tour isn't until July, put it on your calendar...

Favorite or New Plant

Impatiens Known as "Busy Lizzie's" in England, impatiens are my favorite annual plant. No other blooming...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Season Crops
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Plant Giant Pumpkins
  • Watch for Aphids
  • Thin Fruit

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