Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Spooky New Peppers

National News

Halloween can come early to your garden this year. The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA has developed two new hot pepper cultivars that will add an eerie note to your vegetable or...

More Garden Darkness

Black leaves aren’t the only means of bringing a dusky note into your garden. Some plants have flowers of such a deep color as to appear almost black. One such beauty is the Black Lenten Rose (...

Helping Our Native Pollinators

By now, most of us have heard of the threat to honeybees from colony collapse disorder, a mysterious ailment that can decimate entire hives, and the concern over the impact of this decline on our...

Ocean, Lake and River Friendly Gardening

Ever stop to wonder where all the excess fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns and gardens end up? A lot of it makes its way to nearby waterways, causing pollution and algal blooms that deplete...

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In the Garden


Spring Chores

The garden is looking lovely! I am slowly spreading redwood mulch over all the sleeping perennial beds, trying to leave spaces where the plants are, but some of them have really gone to ground this past winter. The bleeding heart Dicentra is totally...
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Shows & Events

Daffodil Daydreams Celebrate the Filoli Garden Grand Opening with 'Daffodil Daydreams' Friday, February 26 through...

Favorite or New Plant

Daffodil The graceful daffodil is the harbinger of spring. These hardy bulbs are in the genus Narcissus...
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Regional Reminders

  • Weed!
  • Improve Garden Beds
  • Plant Spring Blooming Annuals
  • Prune Fuchsias
  • Prune Deciduous Trees

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