Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden


Is it Real, or is it Astroturf?

One of our sponsors for the Henry's Garden show sells and installs artificial turf. Now, before you jump all over me, I want to say that I am not advocating any particular product, but I do want to tell you that we have encountered some amazing...
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Shows & Events

2008 Filoli Flower Show On May 8 to 11, Filoli presents its 20th Annual Filoli Flower Show, entitled Country Elegance, to...

Favorite or New Plant

Cosmos I can't think of another annual plant that is as colorful and as easy to grow as cosmos. They...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Season Crops
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Plant Giant Pumpkins from Seed
  • Install Soaker Hoses Around Trees
  • Thin Apple Trees

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