Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Japanese Sweet Corn
Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...
New Portable Label Maker
Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...
Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...
Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...
In the Garden
Although I am a gringo so far as hot food is concerned, I still love to grow chili peppers. Their brilliant color is reason enough to cultivate them in flower beds and containers, and their heat makes them a very useful garden tool as well.
Read more »
Shows & Events
Bouquets to Art Enjoy the new DeYoung Museum at Golden Gate Park while you wander through galleries filled with...
Clever Gardening Technique
Wild Woods Please Allow a hidden back corner of your garden to go wild for the benefit of the birds. Birds prefer...
Read more »
- Check Irrigation Systems
- Fertilize Everything
- Repair Lawns
- Patrol for Weeds
- Make More Perennials