Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking BiColored Cornflower

National News

Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...

New Flowering Pear Tree

The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....

An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight

“Plant the right plant in the right place” is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....

New Veggie Garden Planner

Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...

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In the Garden

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The Invincible Rhododendron

I have just returned from a visit with my dear old mom who lives in the mountains of North Carolina. Her beautiful home is surrounded by mature rhododendrons that bloom like crazy in the spring. As a matter of fact, they grow everywhere back there; in...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Join Herbalist Joshua Muscat to learn the basics of how plants are used in medicine. This...

Favorite or New Plant

Rhododendron fragrantissimum This beautiful rhododendron has the advantage of being fragrant where most rhodies are not. The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mark Cracked Sidewalks
  • Begin Watering Indoor Cactus
  • Pot Feet Prevent Root Rot
  • Plant Spring-Blooming Annuals
  • Prune Fuchsias

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