Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Investing in Your Landscape Pays Off

National News

Money does grow on trees, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers conducted an experiment to determine the landscape components home buyers valued the most, and how...

A New Walkway De-Icer That’s Safe for Plants

Winter is upon us. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms, you know it’s a chore to keep the drive and walkways cleared and safe. One of the products often used is a commercial...

A Unique Gift for Gardeners: Personal UV Monitor

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoorsy member of the family? How about his or her own personal UV monitor? With increased concern about the amount and intensity of skin exposure to...

New ‘Blushing Bride’ Hydrangea

Gardeners from the north to the south have enjoyed the beautiful ‘Endless Summer®’ hydrangea since its release two years ago. This mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer Endless...

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In the Garden


Welcome Winter!

Leaves are falling fast now. The long nights are cold and damp, and the weak winter sun bears little warmth. Dew lays heavily on the ground, making life easy for snails and slugs. I love winter in the garden. The ripe berries on the cotoneaster and...
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Shows & Events

Volunteers Needed! Volunteers are needed to lead children's walks through the San Francisco Botanical Garden at...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Telescoping Pruning Stick What a magnificent tool this is! It extends to over 12 feet on a telescoping pole, has a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Garden Beds From Squirrels
  • Care for Gift Plants
  • Shop for Bare-Root Bargains
  • Protect Young Trees
  • Groom Chrysanthemums

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