Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fruiting Banana Tree for Containers

National News

There is no fruit more representative of the tropics than the banana. However, other than frost-free areas in South Florida, Texas, and Southern California, you rarely see fruiting bananas in the...

Spectacular Evergreen Dogwood With Abundant Flowers

Chinese evergreen dogwoods ( Cornus angustata ) are a relatively new group of landscape trees that are primarily grown in the Southeast. Although they have been around for 20 years, they aren’t...

Electric Fly Swatter for Your Next Picnic

Summertime is mosquito and flying insect time in many areas of the country. The simplest method of killing an errant fly is with a fly swatter. However, trying to kill a flying insect with a fly...

Pea Seeds Grow Better With Vitamin C

If you’ve had trouble getting pea seeds to germinate and grow in your garden, try soaking the seeds in a solution of vitamin C or folic acid before planting. Researchers at the University of...

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In the Garden


Rampant Roses

Every morning as I drive to the community swimming pool I pass a bower of wild yellow roses growing up a telephone pole. They have long since escaped into a tree, but the effect is glorious. Their sturdy, sunny blossoms abound, giving the tree the...
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Shows & Events

Twilight Hikes at Filoli Bring your family for a walk in the woodlands by the light of the setting sun at Filoli Gardens....

Clever Gardening Technique

Foil Corn Ear Worms You can prevent corn earworms from ruining your crop by mixing Bacillus thuringiensis with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Summer Crops
  • Prune Roses
  • Groom Ferns
  • Tune in to Caterpillar Season
  • Guide Unruly Wisteria

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