Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Win a School Garden During National Garden Month

National News

April is National Garden Month, and for the fifth year in a row, National Gardening Association is asking every gardener to participate in and celebrate gardening during this month. We’re...

Unusual Pure White Zinnia

Zinnias are versatile, easy-to-grow annual flowers that can be planted in annual gardens, perennial gardens, and containers. Many of the large-flowered, dahlia-type zinnias also make excellent cut...

Award-Winning Dwarf River Birch

Each year the Cary Award is given to trees and shrubs with outstanding characteristics that are not widely grown in home landscapes. Although the award is for plants adapted to New England, many...

Fencing Out Slugs

Slugs are the bane of many a gardener's existence. There are many devices available to control slugs, from beer traps to toxic baits. Now there’s a new product that uses the most basic barrier...

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In the Garden


In Spite of All Odds

My garden is located downstairs from my office, which is on the main street in Brisbane. The garden is an entryway of the old office building and has four raised beds made of brick that are filled with soil. When I moved into the building in 2000, there...
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Shows & Events

Opening Day Plant Sale Visit the Opening Day Plant Sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden on April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Clever Gardening Technique

Tip for Container Planting When planting around the edge of a container, angle trailing plants, such as lobelia or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Groom Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Disguise Chain-Link Fences
  • Plant Sunflowers
  • Plant Coleus in Shady Areas

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