Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Volunteers Wanted!

There is a lovely long string of nasturtiums (Tropaeolum) that are blooming in my little garden in Brisbane. They probably will fall victim to the drunks from the bar next door, but while they are still here I am enjoying them very much. I planted the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Kalanchoe Kalanchoe (pronounced Kal-an-co-E) is a hardy flowering plant that can be grown indoors or out....

Clever Gardening Technique

Vacation Care for Indoor Plants Use a large oven turkey roasting bag to create a miniature greenhouse for indoor plants while you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Warm Water Please!
  • Deep Water Trees and Shrubs
  • Recycle Plastic Picnic Knives
  • Test Corn for Ripeness
  • Train Rose Canes

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