Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...
Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...
Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers
It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...
Joy in the Garden
Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...
In the Garden
It's powdery mildew season. Warm days followed by cool nights are the perfect growing environment for this fungal disease. Identify powdery mildew by the white or gray powder-like coating on the surface of the leaves. While rarely fatal to plants, the...
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Shows & Events
Habitat Gardening Workshop There are many ways to enhance the wildlife value of any garden. In workshop at the San Francisco...
Clever Gardening Technique
Semi Hardwood Cuttings Summer is the ideal time to take semi-hardwood cuttings from roses. When leaves are mature and...
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- Keep Deadheading Agapanthus
- Rake Garden Beds
- Prune and Fertilize Rhododendrons
- Mulch Maples
- Start Seeds for Winter Annuals