Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden

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Fertilizer Facts

I have received many questions over the years about fertilizer, which is understandable considering there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different kinds of fertilizer on the shelves. The type you select depends on what you are trying to grow and...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Native Plant Sale Scores of hard-to-find native plants, seeds, and bulbs suitable for California gardens will be on...

Books

Gardening on Hard Surfaces I received the Timber Press catalog and was intrigued by this particular title: Gardening on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Switch Fertilizer on Cymbidiums
  • Purchase Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Dig and Store Summer-Blooming Bulbs
  • Apply Beneficial Nematodes to Turf Grass
  • Fertilize Lawns

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