Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Starring Role for Arkansas Bluestar

National News

If you're looking for an easy care addition to the flower garden with lots of interest as the seasons change, look no further than the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial Plant of the...

Midwinter Fire

Snow now blankets many parts of the country and winter's cold has spread a palette of browns and grays over much of the landscape. But with some thoughtful plantings, you can still have spots of...

Garden Jewels

While visiting hummingbirds may only be the stuff of summer memories at this time of year, it's not too soon to begin thinking of ways to attract these tiny beauties to our gardens when warm...

Grow Biointensively

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization whose mission is teach people around the world to better feed themselves by growing their own food while building the soil and conserving resources at...

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In the Garden


Winter Pruning

The early cold snap helped me decide to start dormant season pruning a bit earlier than usual. Many of the roses have already lost their foliage. I'm glad they don't all go at once because I could never manage such a monumental task unless I could...
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Shows & Events

Garden Railway Exhibit From November 19, 2010 to March 13, 2011, get on board for a magical, miniature tour of San...

Clever Gardening Technique

Easy Mealy Bug Cure If you see mealy bug (white, cottony material near the leaf joints) on any of your favorite...
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Regional Reminders

  • Frost Watch
  • Cool Season Annuals
  • Feed Wild Birds
  • Clean Indoor Plants
  • Indoor Cactus Care

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