Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New
Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...
Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant
Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems theres a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...
Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses
Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...
Blast Bugs Away
Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...
In the Garden
Every spring Terra Nova Nurseries sends me a beautiful box of seedling plants. They are new varieties which have been developed over the previous year that are sent to members of the press so that we can write about them, which I do. Last spring I...
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Shows & Events
5th Annual Going Native Garden Tour At the 5th Annual Going Native Garden Tour on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, in Santa...
Favorite or New Plant
Nasturtiums Have you tried growing nasturtiums from seed? They grow really well in this area and are very...
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- Deadhead Spring-Flowering Bulbs
- Remove Spent Flowers from Rhododendrons
- Prune Gently
- Compost Pea Plants
- Ready, Set, Plant!