Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Outstanding Shrub for Late-Summer Color

National News

Most flowering shrubs bloom from early spring to summer, and by the time July rolls around there aren’t many colorful shrubs other than crape myrtles and hydrangeas. But a relatively uncommon...

Compost Reduces Potato Diseases

Soilborne diseases, such as common scab and stem canker, can be a problem when growing potatoes, often ruining a potato patch. Recent research has focused on using beneficial microbes and compost...

Keep Cool in the Garden

It’s hot outside, and in many parts of the country, plants as well as gardeners are wilting under the heat. Gardening in the hot sun at high temperatures can lead to sunburn, dehydration, and heat...

Favorite Perennial Book Just Got Better

Gardeners love a good reference book, and a favorite among perennial gardeners has been Allan Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennial Plants . Now a new edition has been released that promises to be even...

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In the Garden


Beautiful Bougainvillea

I have had the honor to grow the world's most exquisite bougainvillea, so I fancy myself, if not an expert, at least someone who knows what she is talking about. Forget everything you have heard about bougainvillea being drought tolerant. It's not. The...
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Shows & Events

Summer Garden Fair San Francisco Botanical Garden Society invites gardeners and garden-lovers to the Summer Garden...


Gardener's Bedside Reader What do gardeners do when they are not in the garden? They read about gardening, and the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Redwoods
  • Water Tomatoes Deeply
  • Pinch Chrysanthemums
  • Pull Ratty Nasturtiums
  • Provide Extra Water for Hanging Plants

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