Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden


Are You Listening?

I believe that because plants are living things, they are therefore deserving of respect. I also believe that they can communicate their needs to a caretaker. For example, wilting is an excellent indication that a plant requires water. A savvy gardener...
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Communication With Plants The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird (ISBN 0-06-091587-0) How...

Favorite or New Plant

Peace Lily As an indoor plant you just can't beat Spathiphyllum . Its graceful, arching leaves grow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue Watering
  • Plant Cool Season Vegetables
  • Purchase Spring Blooming Bulbs
  • Discontinue Pruning and Shaping
  • Fall Lawn Care

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