Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden

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Japanese Maples

We are in the process of redoing the landscaping at the KRON building on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. Money being tight these days, I was asked to suggest plants that might do well on the windy boulevard. The building was surrounded by overgrown...
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Resources

Books

Calochortus Calochortus: Mariposa Lilies and Their Relatives , by Mary E. Gerritsen and Ron Parsons (Timber...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make Your Own Seed Tape You can create your own seed tape by tearing newspaper (black and white only, please) into...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stop Watering Indoor Cactus
  • Guard Artichokes
  • Harvest Seeds
  • Cultivate Soil
  • Store Tuberous Begonias

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