Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden



Impressive, aren't they? With all the rain we've had this past winter, it's a wonder that the entire bay area isn't smothered in weeds. The fact that we aren't is a testament to local gardeners who have kept up with their weekly chores in spite of the...
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Orchid Growing Basics Brian Petraska is the resident orchid expert on Henry's Garden. His own garden in the East Bay...

Clever Gardening Technique

Weeding Pulling weeds is the best way to remove them permanently. Pull them when the soil is wet so you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Summer Bulbs
  • Fertilize Summer Vegetables
  • Provide Nesting Material
  • Arrange Vacation Care for Indoor Plants
  • Tend Container Plantings

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