Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden


Mighty Oaks

I love days when I learn something new. Ideally, every day should be like that, but perhaps some days I'm not paying attention, or maybe information just slips over my head. At least I was paying attention when Arborwell Tree Experts came to do a...
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Shows & Events

Filoli Flower Show Filoli is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. The...


Sunset Western Landscaping Book Published by the credible Sunset Publishing Company in Menlo Park, CA, the Sunset Western...
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Regional Reminders

  • Ready, Set, Grow!
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Spread Mulch
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
  • Remove Spent Flowers From Rhododendrons and Azaleas

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