Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Perennial Plant of the Year
Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...
Casting Votes, Saving Rivers
River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...
Overfed and Undernourished
Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...
Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers
When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...
In the Garden
What the hard frost earlier in the season was not able to achieve, my landlord has. I have a magnificent Monstera deliciosa growing downstairs in the planting bed at my office building. The plant survived the freeze, the lack of water, the drunks from...
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Shows & Events
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Nothing welcomes spring like the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, the largest, world-class...
Birds I received an unusual book in the mail last week. The book Birds , by Arin Murphy-Hiscock (Adams...
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