Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Mildew-Resistant Phlox

National News

Tall summer phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red....

To Till or Not Till in Compost

Most gardeners know that compost applied to perennial beds helps the soil and plants in many ways. Usually the added compost is tilled into the soil before planting. Now research from the...

Community Gardens at all USDA Facilities

New research from the National Gardening Association shows there are more than 1 million community gardens in the United States and up to 3 million people would like to garden in a community garden...

New Early, Sweet Melon

Melons are a favored summer vegetable. While most gardeners are familiar with the traditional cantaloupes, there are now other exotic melons making it into farmer's markets, grocery stores, and...

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In the Garden


Bouquets to Art

The world is achingly green right now. The willows are dressed in chartreuse lace and the hills look like they are covered in emerald velvet. The wildflowers are in bloom on Mt. San Bruno and if we ever get a break in the rain, we can get out and enjoy...
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Shows & Events

Garden Workshop Join San Francisco Botanical Garden docent Anna Chou for a Saturday workshop about the colorful...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mini Greenhouse Get seedlings off to a good start by protecting them with a mini greenhouse made from recycled...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eliminate Problem Plants
  • Mulch, Mulch, Mulch
  • Cymbidium Care
  • Awaken Indoor Plants
  • Check Irrigation Systems

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