Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden


A Gardener's Tale

I began my career as a professional gardener way back in the 1970s. I had been working for Bank of America as a file clerk and couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life trapped indoors. If working every day was going to be torture, I needed to make...
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Shows & Events

ONE: An Earth Installation by Stanlee Gatti "ONE: An Earth Installation by Stanlee Gatti" opens November 17th at the Conservatory of Flowers...

Clever Gardening Technique

Ant-Proof Hummingbird Feeders Keep bird feeders clean and full for migratory birds. Even hummingbirds will appreciate a rest...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake and Compost Fallen Leaves
  • Plant Garlic
  • Sow Sweet Peas
  • Plant Cool-Season Annuals and Perennials
  • Cut Back on Watering Houseplants

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