Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden


Sneezin' Season

Sneezing and sniffing, itching and scratching ... yes, my friends, it's allergy season. Although they are beautiful and a harbinger of spring, those darned acacia trees start the action in mid-February, with the pines, olives, and eucalyptus soon...
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Shows & Events

Wildflower Show The 36th Annual Wildflower Show in Santa Clara on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 2008,...


Allergy-free Gardening Tom Ogren has compiled a list of plants, rated on a scale of 1 to 10, that cause allergic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Inspect Irrigation Systems
  • Wait to Plant Warm-Season Crops
  • Compost Pea Plants
  • Finish Planting Cool-Season Crops

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