Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden


Share the Joy of Gardening with Kids!

It seems that every elementary school has a garden program these days. Alice Waters, the Berkeley guru of California cuisine, has initiated a popular planting program where children plant seeds, water them and watch them grow, then plant them in a...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Wedgie If you like container gardening, the Wedgie is a must-have tool. The Wedgie is made of sturdy...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hide Hoses From the Sun Here is a secret for saving money and time: Cover permanent soaker hoses and drip irrigation...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Efficiently
  • Take Care of Hoses
  • Pinch Fuchsias
  • Submerge Indoor Plants
  • Keep Bird Baths Full

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