Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New ÂBlack PearlÂ Tomato
Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...
Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths
Weve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....
New Dwarf AngelÂs Trumpet
Angels trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....
What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first glow-in-the-dark cut flowers. Freshly...
In the Garden
I was never a fan of cactus and succulents until I went to work as a gardener at Sunset magazine. We had an extensive cactus garden that was bursting with many different varieties from all over the world. It was built on a mound to facilitate...
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Shows & Events
54th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition Don't miss the San Francisco Orchid Society's big show, "Hot House Hotties and Their Cool...
Tool or Gardening Product
Fiskars Transplanting Spade Fiskars makes a wonderful digging tool if you happen to have hard, adobe clay soil in your...
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