Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2010
Regional Report

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Olympiad Rose

The publishers of National Gardening Association asked me recently if I had any recommendations for roses that do well in our fair climate. Having grown all kinds of roses for many, many years, I have a personal favorite that I would like to share with...
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Shows & Events

San Francisco Botanical Garden Plant Sales San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum offers a unique opportunity to acquire...

Clever Gardening Technique

Soft Wood Cuttings Propagate favorite roses from soft wood cuttings. Select a stem with a bloom to ensure success....
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Your Own Fertilizer
  • Bug Watch
  • Prune Gently
  • Weed Patrol
  • Plant Giant Pumpkins

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