Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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In the Garden


Spider Watch 2008

I saw an amazing thing last week. While we were shooting in Los Gatos with the Bartlett Tree Experts, one of the arborists happened to notice a Thumbelina drama taking place close to the ground. Stretched between a landscape rock and a nearby pebble...
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Recipes from the Garden Do you like cookbooks? Me too! Especially those with glorious color photos that make you slather...

Favorite or New Plant

Cast Iron Plant My very first plant was an aspidistra which was given to me by my grandmother. She told me,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Discontinue Deadheading Roses
  • Wash Summer-Weary Plants
  • Dig and Divide Perennials
  • Save Fallen Leaves
  • Last Call for Cactus Watering

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