Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden

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Early Season Rose Care

The multitude of roses in the garden at Casa Tenenbaum are coming along very nicely. There are no signs of aphid infestation as yet, and several of the plants have even set buds. The climbing 'Fourth of July' at the bottom of the stairs is already...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Hats off to Mother Nature "Hats Off To Mother Nature" is the theme for Filoli's 23rd annual Flower Show fundraiser starting...

Clever Gardening Technique

Epsom Salts Treatment for Roses One-half cup of Epsom salts (hydrated magnesium sulfate) can be dibbled around the drip line of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Chamomile
  • Check Self-Watering Pots
  • Groom Perennials
  • Groom Japanese Maples
  • Care for Cyclamen

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