Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Ample Harvest

National News

Did you count your blessings this Thanksgiving for a table set with a delicious feast? Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to enjoy such bounty. As a gardener, one way you can help...

Summer Jewels

Although winter is getting ready to extend its icy grip over much of the country, it's never too early to start dreaming about and planning for next summer's garden! And Salvia 'Summer Jewel...

Wild Ones

If you are interested in native plants and natural landscaping, it's time to go wild! Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental and advocacy organization that works to preserve biodiversity...

Climate Conscious Gardening

Thinking global, acting local is a motto that gardeners can follow to do their part to offset the effects of climate change. The Climate Conscious Gardener , part of the acclaimed series of...

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In the Garden


The Neglected Garden

I confess to having been neglectful of my gardening duties. I have been looking after a friend in Pacifica who is waging a battle with cancer. There didn't seem to be enough hours in the day to look after both a sick friend and a large garden. The...
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Favorite or New Plant

Echinops Echinops is a perennial thistle with exceptional globe-shaped, golf ball-sized, blue composite...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create an Artistic Container Scratched or unwanted vinyl records can be made into decorative planting containers by heating...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Faded Perennials
  • Divide Perennial Plants
  • Water Under Eaves
  • Prune Summer Blooming Shrubs
  • Prune Hard for Vigorous Growth

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