Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden

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Winter Gardening -- California Style

I think I like gardening in winter more than any other time of year. Perhaps that's because it's winter now and I just like gardening, but I'm lucky that I don't suffer from the cold as so many people do. I just love to spend time outdoors on those...
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Resources

Books

Wicked Insects With names like the filth fly, the assassin bug, and the bombardier beetle, Amy Stewart's' new...

Favorite or New Plant

Cestrum Cestrum is an evergreen perennial plant that is native to the American tropics. The showy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shop for Bare Root Bargains
  • Top Dress Lawns
  • Plant Plenty of Sweet Peas!
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Apply Dormant Season Sprays

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