Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden


Wildflower Walk

I think one of the reasons I am a gardener is because I love to be outside. I had an indoor job once, but it was torture. I couldn't imagine working for the rest of my life cooped up inside a building. Now that most of my gardening is done behind a...
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Web Finds

San Bruno Mountain You don't have to go any further than the peninsula to get far from the madding crowd. San Bruno...

Favorite or New Plant

Ceanothus Pronounced as if you have a lisp, California native ceanothus (also called wild lilac) is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check and Repair Irrigation Systems
  • Plant Anything You Please
  • Protect Your House From Wildfire
  • Plant Color in Shady Locations
  • Plant Tuberous Begonias

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