Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow in Summer

National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden


In Loving Memory

The gardens at Sunset Magazine in Menlo Park have a redwood grove that was dedicated to the Lane family, the founders of the magazine. There is a Sequoia sempervirens planted for every member of the family. It is a restful spot where you can linger...
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Shows & Events

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 25th Annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show March 24 - 28, 2010 San Mateo Count...

Clever Gardening Technique

Forcing Bulbs Indoors To bring the magic of spring indoors, plant spring blooming bulbs such as narcissus, tulips or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Cymbidium Orchids
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Groom Spring Blooming Annuals
  • Provide Organic Nutrients
  • Mulch

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