Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gorgeous Gryphon Begonia

National News

Plants that were once considered denizens of indoor windowsills are making a break and heading outside. A wide range of tender perennials are shedding their houseplant image and are being offered...

Healthful Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is good for you. This is the kind of nutritional news we need to hear more often! University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in studying medicinal...

Superior Shastas

Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) have long been garden favorites, valued for their cheerful white flowers that bloom for a long period. Besides the classic, yellow-eyed daisy form, there...

New Garden Books from Taunton Press

Two new gardening books from The Taunton Press, the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine, provide plenty of inspiration and good advice for both beginning and seasoned flower and food...

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In the Garden


Tool Time!

I take good care of my tools, so when I visited my dear old mother in North Carolina, I was disappointed to find that she was using not the expensive tools I sent her but a motley and rusty collection of pruners, nozzles, and watering cans. I thought...
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Shows & Events

Green Gala Help support the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley by joining this year's...

Tool or Gardening Product

Warren Hoe A Warren hoe is shaped like an arrow. It is invaluable for cultivating, weeding cracks in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Trees Directly at the Roots
  • Vacation Container Care
  • Wait to Water
  • Prevent Mosquitos
  • Used Cooking Water for Indoor Plants

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