Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


Garden Railway Exhibit

Rain, rain, more rain, then repeat as necessary. The garden is simply too wet to work in. Two little white-tailed bunny's greeted me the last time I was there. I wonder what precious ornamental plant they had been eating? Hopefully not the hellebores...
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Web Finds

Bay Area Garden Railway Society Bay Area Garden Railway Society is one of the oldest and largest garden railway clubs in...


Garden Railways Gorgeous Garden Railways by Mark Horovitz and Pat Hayward (Kalmbach Books, 2006) is loaded with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pamper the Roses
  • Fertilize Forest Cactus
  • Dormant Season Hydrangea Care
  • Patch Existing Lawn Spots
  • Early Spring Color

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