Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas
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
Its time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water thats good for washing cars and driveways, they arent the best for watering...
Unique Double-Flowered Hostas
Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. Theyre 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 Katrinas destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. Its estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...
In the Garden
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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- Fertilize Indoor Plants
- Deadhead Azaleas
- Care for Faded Spring Bulbs
- Keep on Pest Patrol
- Tend Frost-Damaged Plants