Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening
If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...
Best Ground Covers for Roadsides
With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...
Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose
Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. Night Owl combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...
Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs
Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesnt get the moisture and...
In the Garden
I've never had one intentionally, but I want one. In Irish fairy tales they are the places where mist lingers and slithery things lurk. To most of us, bogs are mysterious places that are best circumvented to avoid muddy boots. Bog gardening is gaining...
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Shows & Events
San Francisco Botanical Garden The San Francisco Botanical Garden, in association with Bartlett Tree Experts, will begin a...
Flower Confidential Flower Confidential (Algonquin Books, 2007, $23.95) is an engrossing book by Amy Stewart about...
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- Fertilize Roses
- Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
- Treat Plants to Moo Tea
- Be Alert for Insects
- Watch for Aphids on Roses