Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Red Japanese Painted Fern

National News

Ferns are popular shade garden plants that add texture and interest to areas where many plants won’t thrive. While the dominant color of ferns is green, the Japanese painted fern adds a silvery...

Simple, Safe Wasp Deterrent

Wasps and yellow jackets have a habit of ruining outdoor picnics and gatherings. They often build nests close to houses or in our yards and can become a nuisance when we try to use our outdoor...

Rose Hips May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Roses have been known for years to be not only beautiful but edible and medicinal as well. The rose hip, in particular, can be used in applesauce, soup, stew, marmalade, bread, pie, jam, and...

Native Ground Cover for Deep Shade

Ferns and hostas may make a big impact in shady areas, but don't overlook the beauty of smaller ground covers, especially when they burst into bloom like Meehan's mint. This native, creeping mint...

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In the Garden


Care for the Trees

When I travel through this world, I see green. I'm not on the lookout for architecture or fashion, I don't notice new cars or fancy houses. I only see plants and how comfortably they are situated in their environment. A beautiful garden will stop me in...
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Shows & Events

Flowers in the Home Join Filoli Gardens in exploring the many ways plants enrich our lives and homes during Flowers...

Tool or Gardening Product

Sluggo Plus Good news, gardeners! There's a new product in the Sluggo line -- our favorite organic slug and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant a Cutting Garden
  • Patrol for Budworms
  • Irrigate Young Trees
  • Treat Trees With Oak Moths
  • Thin Apple Trees

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