Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


Trees With Showy Bark

Landscape plants are selected for many reasons. Some are chosen for their blossoms, some for their leaves, and others for their watering requirements. However, there is another factor to take into consideration when choosing a shrub or tree for your...
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Shows & Events

End-of-Season Plant Sale The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Plant Sale at Strybing Arboretum is the sale we have...

Favorite or New Plant

Citronella I grew some citronella from cuttings that my sister-in-law gave me. This member of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Wildflower Seeds
  • Clean Garden Beds
  • Dig and Store Dahlias
  • Continue to Water
  • Plant for Permanence

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