Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden


Rose Pests

I love roses. They are forgiving of my heavy-handed pruning, they provide cut flowers for the house, and they are very easy to grow, even for novice gardeners. Most roses will thrive on as much, or as little, care as you are willing to provide. By now...
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Container Gardening If you love container gardening, Pots in the Garden , by Ray Rogers and Richard W. Hartlage...

Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Cry Over Broken Pots! Break a large pot? No worries, you can use it as a feature in your garden. Lay the largest...
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Regional Reminders

  • Purchase Azaleas and Rhododendrons
  • Thin Apples
  • Release Ladybugs
  • Plant Summer Blooming Bulbs
  • Keep Mowers Fungus Free

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