Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Award-Winning Snapdragon
Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that talk when squeezed (they open and close...
Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens
Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...
Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World
Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...
New Housefly Trap
There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they arent that bad, but if houseflies are a...
In the Garden
I was standing in line at the nursery last week. There, right in front of the register, were the largest amaryllis ( Hippeastrum spp.) bulbs I had ever seen. They were as big as baby's heads and must have weighed 3 pounds each. I'm happy to say that I...
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California Gardener's Guide The California Gardener's Guide , by Nan Sterman (Cool Springs, 2007), features 186 plants that...
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Rascal Spots Attention dog owners: "Rascal Spots" can fix dog urine spots on your lawn as they occur or even...
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- Frost Watch
- Winter Mulching
- Groom Ferns
- Clean and Sharpen Pruning Tools
- Stop Watering Cactus