Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden


Faded Glory

My friend Henry likes to save everything. It makes him feel like a real gardener if he can bring a wilted begonia back from the gaping jaws of death. Right now he has about 30 of the world's ugliest cyclamen sitting on his deck. The poor little plants...
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Orchids Orchid fanciers take notice! Flora's Orchids (Timber Press, 2005; $59.95) is the end-all...

Favorite or New Plant

Iceland Poppy Iceland poppies ( Papaver nudicaule ) are short-lived perennials. Once established, they will...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Fuchsias
  • Groom Grasses
  • Plant Tomatoes
  • Control Mole Food
  • Foliar Feed Indoor Plants

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