Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Mildew Resistant Ninebark

National News

Varieties of eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) , an eastern U.S. native shrub, have become popular landscape plants in recent years, beginning with the development of the cultivar...

All-American Daylilies

Daylilies are popular perennials for their ease of care and the astounding variety of sizes, flower forms, and colors they offer. But selecting the best varieties from among this abundance can be...

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

If you just can't make up your mind which of the many colors of coneflowers to grow, grow them all! Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', just announced as a 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Award...

Award-Winning Rose

Rose lovers across the country will be excited to learn that All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has just announced its winner for 2013. Francis Meilland™ (Rosa 'Meitroni') is a tall,...

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In the Garden

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Where Are My Oranges?

For the past few years I have been seeing a handsome young doctor for a vision problem. He, in turn, avails himself of my expertise to help with a problem he has with his citrus trees. Two trees are planted in his urban San Francisco backyard. One tree...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Vacation Care for Indoor Plants If you are headed off for summer vacation, keep your indoor plants alive for up to one month by...

Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Sage Mexican sage (Salvia leucantha) is a vigorous plant that hummingbirds adore! It has abundant...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Citrus Trees Moist
  • Feed Roses
  • Mosquito Patrol
  • Prevent Foliage Disease in Tomatoes
  • Take Cuttings of Chrysanthemum

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