Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden

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Secrets for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

With June right around the corner, perhaps you or someone you know is planning an outdoor event of grand proportions. Do I hear wedding bells? If, indeed, you are planning a garden wedding, I want to share a few things I have learned over the years...
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Resources

Books

The Home Orchard The Home Orchard; Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees (University of California...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet Make a bouquet for the bride from garden flowers and save several hundred dollars. A hand-tied...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Wild Oaks
  • Fertilize Cymbidium Orchids
  • Keep Ivy Out of Trees
  • Plant Tuberous Begonias
  • Fertilize Shade-Loving Plants

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