Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Non-Invasive Spirea

National News

Japanese spirea ( Spiraea japonica ) is an attractive and widely used landscape shrub. But like some other garden staples such as barberry, burning bush and Norway maple, it can be invasive in...

Color in the Vegetable Garden

Planting flowers in among your vegetables certainly adds color to the food garden, but it’s not the only way to liven things up. Why not try planting some colorful vegetables to delight the eye as...

Trouble-free Zinnias

Most gardeners love zinnias, with their bright blossoms in all the colors of the rainbow, save blue. There are tall- and short-growing varieties, ones with single or double blossoms- some are even...

‘Prairie Dream’ Paper Birch

With its white, peeling bark and graceful form, the paper birch is one of the most striking additions to the garden. Unfortunately, in landscape settings it is often short-lived and prone to...

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In the Garden


Patty O'Furniture

What is wet and sits outside in the garden? Patty O'Furniture I have never indulged myself with a good set of patio furniture, but I can tell you from visiting designer homes and the fancy-schmancey places where we shot television shows that a good...
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Shows & Events

DIRT! THE MOVIE Just one teaspoon of dirt contains an amazing billion organisms, all working in remarkable...

Tool or Gardening Product

Simply Mud Glove Simply Mud gloves feature a 100% nylon lining with a tough nitrile coating on the palm and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Summer Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant Summer Annuals From Seed
  • Plant Citrus Trees
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Watch for Oak Caterpillars

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