Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden


Volunteers Wanted!

There is a lovely long string of nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) that is 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...
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Favorite or New Plant

Kalanchoe Kalanchoes (pronounced kal-an-co-EE) are hardy flowering plants that can be grown indoors or out....

Clever Gardening Technique

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

  • Use Warm Water on Houseplants
  • Deep Water Trees and Shrubs
  • Recycle Plastic Picnic Knives
  • Test Corn for Ripeness
  • Train Rose Canes

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