Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden


Heaths and Heathers

The only time I had luck growing heather (Erica) was when I worked as a gardener at Sunset Magazine in Menlo Park. We had a small patchwork bed dedicated to these colorful evergreen shrubs, and grew them from plugs we received from a mail-order...
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Shows & Events

Tulipmania Thousands of tulips will be showcased at Tulipmania at PIER 39 from Wednesday, February 13...


Organic Lawn Care "Just say no to lawns on drugs!" The Organic Lawn Care Manual , by Paul Tukey (Storey...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Frost-Tender Plants
  • Pull Weeds
  • Harvest Citrus
  • Wait to Prune Passionfruit Vine
  • Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

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