Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Scented Tuberous Begonia
Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...
Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards
Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...
New Colorful False Indigo
Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...
Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel
Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While its great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for do-it-yourselvers shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...
In the Garden
Contrary to the recent rains, it looks as if the predictions for a serious drought are real. Although some areas in the North Bay and in the Santa Cruz Mountains have received as much as 4 inches of rain per storm, the reservoirs are still way below...
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