Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Purple Magnolia
Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...
Versatile Garden Planter
It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...
The Ultimate Gardener
It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...
Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide
Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....
In the Garden
Henry's wife loves hydrangeas. She would like nothing more than to have the entire shady side of the garden planted with dozens of these seemingly easy-to-grow shrubs. I believe she likes them as cut flowers because they last so long in arrangements. As...
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Shows & Events
Photography Exhibit San Francisco Botanical Garden Society presents "The Botany of Nests," a photographic exhibition...
Trees for Children The Davey Tree Company sent me a delightful children's book titled; Treetures Welcome Spring! ,...
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- Compost Pea Plants
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- Inspect Irrigation Systems