Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden

2055

Ode to Gardeners

Even the weeds look good during the month of April, which is only fitting because it just so happens to be National Garden Month. Gardening is America's #1 outdoor hobby, with millions of people spending time and money to perfect their very own little...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Tour of Stunning Private Gardens The Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony will host its 17th annual Symphony in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sharpening Pruning Saws To sharpen pruning saws, use a small round file. Pull the file through the teeth of the saw in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Insect Infestations
  • Inspect Irrigation Systems
  • Fertilize Annuals
  • Set Out Nesting Materials
  • Patrol for Weeds and Slugs

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