Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It’s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It’s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden


Garden Frenzy!

Do you get gardening frenzy? I sure do. It's a lot like shopping frenzy, but not nearly so clean. My little garden is about the size of a postage stamp, but the "urge" overcame me today. The thing that inspired me was a trip to the Conservatory at...
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Shows & Events

The Modern Art of Orchids Orchids meet Jackson Pollock in The Modern Art of Orchids, a new exhibit at the Conservatory of...

Favorite or New Plant

Coffee Tree I bought my little coffee tree ( Coffea arabica ) in a 2-inch pot three years ago. It is now...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up the Garden
  • Care for Gift Plants
  • Shop for Bare-Root Bargains
  • Watch Out for Cold Temps
  • Feed the Birds

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