Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

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 doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden


Bring in the Bog!

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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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Roses
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
  • Treat Plants to Moo Tea
  • Be Alert for Insects
  • Watch for Aphids on Roses

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