Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Heirloom Green Tomato

National News

Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...

Unique, Twisted Houseplant

This time of year it’s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...

New Colorful Perennial Flower

There’s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don’t fade with the summer heat and...

Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder

Winter is for bird feeding. However, it’s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...

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In the Garden

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Let the Pruning Begin!

Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is the perfect time to prune your roses! Rose pruning is a daunting task for some, a joy to others. I imagine my friend Kiwi will take a deep breath before she begins pruning her 300+ plant collection, but dormant...
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Resources

Books

Garden Encyclopedia American Horticultural Society's New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques: The Indispensable...

Tool or Gardening Product

Bionic Garden Gloves When pruning roses, or just puttering around in the garden, a good pair of gloves is a blessing....
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Indoor Plants Clean
  • Move Established Plants
  • Remove Ivy from Trees
  • Bird Bath Maintenance
  • Protect Artichoke Plants from Earwigs

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