Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant English Roses

National News

David Austin’s English roses have been gracing the gardening world for more than 25 years. These roses combine the beauty and everblooming nature of modern hybrid tea and floribunda roses with the...

Sock It To Strawberry Diseases

Black root rot disease is a menace to strawberry growers. Plants with this soilborne disease often are short lived and produce few berries. For commercial operations, fumigating the soil with...

New Award-Winning Viola

Violas and pansies are classic cool-season annual flowers. For gardeners in mild winter areas, they bloom and provide color all winter. In colder areas they’re one of the first flower transplants...

Milder Winter Predicted

Predicting what the winter weather will be like across the country is always tricky business, but with modern forecasting tools many meteorologists feel more confident about going out on a limb to...

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In the Garden


When Tree Roots Need Excavating

Whenever I visit the southern part of the U.S., I notice (and question) the seemingly common practice of mulching trees with a deep layer of pine needles or leaves piled up to the trunk. We never see it done this way here in sunny California. I figured...
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Shows & Events

Conservatory of Flowers Winter Carnivale If the gray days of winter give you the blues, make your way over to the Conservatory of Flowers...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Poinsettias Green! To prevent poinsettias from dropping their leaves, fertilize with a half-strength solution of a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Living Christmas Trees
  • Change Watering Routines
  • Feed the Squirrels
  • Hang Outdoor Holiday Ornaments for Wildlife
  • Deadhead Cyclamen Flowers

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