Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ‘Endless Summer’ blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It’s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that’s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren’t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They’re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina’s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It’s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden


Organizing Gardening Clutter

I have a "back 40," and I imagine you have one too. It's that part of the garden you don't want anybody to see. It might be where you store your pots, or where the intended compost pile will soon materialize, or it might just be a section of the yard...
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Shows & Events

Bring Back the Natives Garden Tour It's not too early to plan for the spring Bring Back the Natives Garden Tour on May 7, 10 a.m. to...


Practical Science for Gardeners I enjoy knowing how things work. Practical Science for Gardeners, by author Mary Pratt (Timber...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Deadhead Azaleas
  • Care for Faded Spring Bulbs
  • Keep on Pest Patrol
  • Tend Frost-Damaged Plants

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