Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Compact Obedient Plant
Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...
On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia
If youre a fruit nut, heres a Web site for you. Fruitipedia.com is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...
The Soil Sifter
Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless youre willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...
Keeping Kudzu Under Control
Its considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...
In the Garden
My dear friend Jean asked me to help her redo her father's front yard. The garden is located in South City where the wind has teeth. It was a typical front yard with a battered lawn, brick planter boxes full of weeds and a plastic seagull on an old...
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Shows & Events
Summer Gardening Fair The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society invites gardeners and garden-lovers to the Summer...
UC California Garden Web UC Cooperative Extension has launched a new California Gardening Web site featuring guidelines...
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