Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Multicolored Bee Balm
Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...
Incredible New Hydrangea
From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular Annabelle hydrangea. Annabelle is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...
New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...
Earthworms Spread Weed Seed
Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...
In the Garden
I miss tending roses. There was a split rail fence that surrounded the Sunset magazine property when I worked there. On the fence we grew Mrs. Sam McCready roses that we trained as espaliers. Mrs. Sam was a hybrid tea that didn't mind all the fuss...
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Shows & Events
Tomato Fest Satiate your desire for old-fashioned, heirloom tomato flavors at one of the best food and wine...
Roses Everything you need to know to grow beautiful roses in California is contained in Roses , by...
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- Create a Birdbath
- Patrol for Tomato Hornworm
- Control Budworm
- Groom Agapanthus
- Apply Mulch Under Japanese Maples