Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden

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Winter Wrap-Up

The days are getting longer and it won't be long until spring arrives in her full glory. We still have to slog through wet and wild February, but there's work out there to be done before the season starts. I love to visit public gardens in the winter....
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Resources

Shows & Events

Peninsula Home and Garden Show See what's new for the garden at the Peninsula Home and Garden Show, Feb. 23 to 25 at the San...

Clever Gardening Technique

Straight Hedges, Every Time! In order to keep boxwood hedges straight and tidy, use a piece of twine stretched between two...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Annuals from Seed
  • Patrol for Slugs
  • Prevent Blossom Blight
  • Spray Dormant Plants
  • Provide Habitat

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