Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Striking Purple-Leaved Pineapple Lily
Pineapple lily ( Eucomis comosa ) is a subtropical plant that produces sword-like leaves and pineapple-like flowers. Its hardy only in USDA zones 7 to 10 but can be grown as an annual in colder...
Identify Your Plants Via E-mail
It happens even to the most knowledgeable gardeners: You see a plant you like but you don't know the name of it, and your gardening friends don't know what it is either. Sometimes even a local...
New, Stronger String Trimmer
Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string...
Will Biofuels Help Reduce Global Warming?
Biofuels are all the rage. With soaring oil prices and a desire to reduce our dependence on foreign energy resources, there's a lot of interest in growing corn and other crops to be processed into...
In the Garden
All is not well here in Brisbane. Although the Sunset book on houseplants says that now is not the correct time, something had to be done. My indoor plants have been languishing these past few weeks. I don't know if I am not spending enough time with...
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Shows & Events
Autumn Impressions Autumn Impressions is an exhibit of photographs by Jo-Ann Ordano that capture the magical...
Clever Gardening Technique
Easy Clean-Up Tip In order to reduce mess and keep my office clean, I keep rolls of plastic sheeting on hand....
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- Reduce Watering
- Clean Vegetable Beds
- Protect Row Crops
- Cut Back Rangy Fuchsias
- Let Roses Form Hips