Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Roses for Your Valentine

National News

It will be Valentine's Day soon, and what better gift to give a loved one than roses. But instead of spending lots of money on cut flowers that will wither in a week’s time, why not treat your...

Sweet Raisin Cherry Tomato

Cherry tomatoes are a popular summer garden vegetable and a favorite with kids. There are many varieties available, such as 'Sungold' and 'Super Sweet 100', that tout a high sugar content. They...

New Environmentally Friendly Slow-Release Fertilizer

Fertilizers are added to lawns and gardens across the country at alarming rates. While they may be necessary for plant growth, excess fertilizer runs off into streams, rivers, and waterways,...

2010 Garden Trends

It's a new decade and new trends are sprouting up everywhere. Gardening is no exception! Each year, the Garden Media Group polls professionals in the lawn and garden industry to see what they...

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In the Garden

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Winter Garden Excursions

It's been too wet to do much in the garden. I advise not walking on rain-soaked soil to avoid ruining the texture and causing severe compaction. Now, you have my permission to take a day off and explore what the Bay Area has to offer in the way of...
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Resources

Books

Growing Food Grow Your Own Eat Your Own Bob Flowerdew Kyle Books ISBN 978-1-906868-12-3 Grow Your Own...

Favorite or New Plant

Pin Cushion Flower There are over 150 species of protea, many of which thrive here along the coast. The San...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Indoor Plants
  • Prune Hydrangeas
  • Walk Lightly
  • Sow Peas
  • Take Cuttings

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