Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


Live from the Conservatory

I produce a gardening show for KRON TV called Henry's Garden , and recently we had the opportunity to do a live remote broadcast for the Saturday morning news show from the Conservatory of Flowers. The Conservatory, in case you haven't been there, is...
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Shows & Events

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


Greenhouses If you have ever dreamed of having your own greenhouse, Sunset Publishing Company has created the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Under Eaves
  • Groom Ferns
  • Prune Deciduous Plants
  • Provide Extra Humidity for Indoor Plants
  • Harvest Citrus

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