Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Gold-Leafed Clematis

National News

European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there’s a new selection from Holland that boasts...

Propane Powered Grass Trimmer

Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...

Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs

Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...

New Use for Dandelions

Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...

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In the Garden

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Little Choices, Big Problems

We are so lucky to live in California where earthquakes and droughts are our only major natural problems. I have never heard of anybody whose garden was damaged by an earthquake. Imagine living where hurricanes wipe out your greenhouse or where...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Holiday Traditions at Filoli Come experience the excitement of Filoli's spectacular 9-day Holiday Traditions fundraising event...

Books

Myths and Miracles of garden plants Planthropology, The Myths, Mysteries and Miracles of My Garden Favorites , by Ken Druse...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Kill Moss on Shady Sidewalks
  • Awaken Amaryllis
  • Fertilize Rhododendrons
  • Indoor Plant Care

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