Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it’s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don’t Touch Your African Violets

There’s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it’s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden

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Fall Renovation

I cleaned out the vegetable garden at Henry's yesterday. It was a perfect day for gardening: breezy, sunny, and cool. These days I tend to perspire like a horse when I exert any kind of physical energy so it was an unexpected pleasure to be able to...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Garden-Style Propagation Take this excellent opportunity to learn from San Francisco Botanical Garden's curator Dr. Don...

Clever Gardening Technique

Add Color and Life to Winter Gardens Don't suffer from the winter blues -- attract birds to visit your garden by setting out a bird...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Garden Beds
  • Groom Perennial Plants
  • Groom Ferns
  • Continue Fertilizing Cymbidium Orchids
  • Condition Clay Soil

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