Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

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 there’s 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...

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In the Garden


Killing Plants With Kindness

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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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Remove Spent Flowers from Rhododendrons
  • Prune Gently
  • Compost Pea Plants
  • Ready, Set, Plant!

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