Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Air Pollution Reduces Flower Fragrance

National News

The decline of honeybee and native bee populations has been widely reported in the press, and a number of factors have been attributed to the decline, such as mites, disease, and stress. Now air...

New Multicolored Wallflower

Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms....

Choosing Roses for Your Region

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of award-winning roses. For 70 years they have trialed rose varieties across the...

Recipes from the Garden

Rosalind Creasy is considered a leader in the edible landscaping movement. Her famous book, The Complete Guide to Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), is a bible for many home...

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In the Garden


Farewell to Spring!

I look all around and spring is bursting out everywhere. The birdies are nesting and the squirrels are busy. Oh, the glory of the rolling green hills! Can your eyes ever have too much of the colors of spring? But soon, very soon, my friends, the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Alyssum I love alyssum. It's simple to grow, requires little or no care, has no fancy soil requirements,...


75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden I am lucky enough to be on the mailing list for many publishing companies and receive new...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spray Off Spittlebugs
  • Groom Ferns
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Protect Artichokes From Earwigs
  • Thin Fruit Trees

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