Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available
Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...
New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers
Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...
Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil
There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...
Vegetable Gardening on the Rise
Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...
In the Garden
I recently received a lovely mixed bouquet of cut flowers from a well-known florist in San Francisco. It has been over a week since they arrived and the flowers are still fresh and fragrant. I don't know about you, but I don't usually have such good...
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Shows & Events
Live Butterflies at the Conservatory of Flowers Fly on over to the Conservatory of Flowers this spring because the butterflies are back, and...
Clever Gardening Technique
Containers on the Rise To prevent your container plants from sitting in water, which promotes root rot, set the pots up...
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- Plant Tomatoes
- Fertilize Turf Grass
- Watch for Signs of Fungus Disease
- Control Aphid Infestations
- Pick Sweet Pea Flowers