Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Agastache 'Apache Sunset'

National News

Agastache or hyssop is an old-fashioned perennial plant that's gaining in popularity with the introduction of new varieties. Agastache is a versatile plant. It has attractive foliage and flower...

Ultra Grow Container Liner

One of the pitfalls of growing plants in containers is improper watering. Containers can dry out quickly or be overwatered by Mother Nature or overzealous gardeners. While underwatered containers...

Root Pruning Potbound Plants

Fall is a great time to buy trees and shrubs at your local nursery. Most gardeners have heard that if your tree or shrub is potbound (roots encircling the rootball), you should score or break up...

Award-Winning Hydrangea

Since 1978 the Gold Medal Plant Award Program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized trees, shrubs, and woody vines of outstanding merit. These winners are relatively new plants...

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In the Garden


Woodland Gardens

If you have a yard with lots of trees, you have the option of creating a woodland garden. This type of garden will utilize shade and moisture-loving plants. Removing the lower limbs of the existing trees will create a canopy of shade and yet still leave...
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Shows & Events

Native Plant Sale The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will hold a native plant...

Tool or Gardening Product

The Wedgie I have a new favorite tool! The Wedgie is perfect for filling in bare spots in estabished...
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Regional Reminders

  • Change to Fall Watering Schedule
  • Cut Back Impatiens
  • Plant Winter Vegetables
  • Caring for Indoor Plants
  • Prune for Fire Prevention

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