Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden

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Fragrance in Plants

Lately I've been thinking about the importance of fragrant plants in the garden. Certainly colorful annuals brighten the world around us, and trees and shrubs provide shade us and contribute to the very air we breathe. But what is the purpose of...
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Resources

Shows & Events

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Five acres of inspirational gardens designed by the Bay Area's top landscape designers, over 70...

Tool or Gardening Product

Garden Water Blanket This new product goes into the "Gee, I wonder why I didn't think of this?" category. The Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Supply Nesting Material
  • Check Irrigation Systems
  • Cultivate Soggy Soil
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Hoe or Pull Weeds

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