Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden


Rocks and Stones

When you think of a garden, you most likely think of plants. However, a beautiful garden is built around "hardscape," which consists of things other than plants, such as walls and pathways. Stone and rock are popular hardscape materials simply because...
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Shows & Events

Pacific Orchid Exposition Orchid Fantasia, the 55th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition will be held at Fort Mason Center,...

Favorite or New Plant

Cushion Bush Cushion bush ( Calocephalus brownii ) is a gray foliage plant with small, scaly leaves that grow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Trees and Shrubs
  • Deadhead Spent Flowers
  • Check Indoor Plants for Insect Pests
  • Prune Fuchsias
  • Prune Deciduous Trees

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