Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Delightful Daisies

National News

Many of the plants we use as annuals in our summer gardens are not botanically true annuals. Instead they are tender perennials, plants that in warm enough climates would return year after year....

2011 Urban Tree of the Year

If you are looking for a medium-size tree that not only has eye-catching blossoms, but it tough and adaptable as well, you might want to consider the choice of the Society of Municipal Arborists...

Basket of Fire

Want some red-hot hanging baskets this summer? Try 'Basket of Fire', the first ornamental pepper that has been bred especially for hanging baskets. Growing about 10 inches tall and 14-18 inches...

Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures

America's love affair with the lawn accounts for much of the pesticide exposure we and our children and pets receive to in our home environments. According to Beyond Pesticides, a national...

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In the Garden


Selecting a Landscape Designer

Theoretical question: the front of your house is looking dated and tired, or, the kids have grown and fledged and you want to redo the back yard to suit your own needs. How do you go about selecting a landscape designer or architect? There is a...
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Shows & Events

Annual Mother's Day Rose Show The San Francisco Rose Society's Annual Mother's Day Rose Show will be held at Golden Gate Park's...


Attracting Wildlife Kris Wetherbee has come up with the ultimate urban wildlife sanctuary. In her beautifully...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Perennial Flowering Shrubs
  • Thin Developing Apples
  • Attract Ladybugs
  • Dispose of Unused Medication Correctly
  • Combat Insect Infestations

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