Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

'Cinderella's Carriage' Pumpkin

National News

While you may not want to be gardening in your glass slippers, you can still grow 'Cinderella's Carriage'. It may not get you to the ball to meet your prince, but you will be rewarded with a fairy...

'Chef's Choice Orange' Tomato

Many gardeners value heirloom tomato varieties for their delicious flavor, even though they may lack the desirable characteristics of more modern hybrids such as disease resistance. Now you can...

Gardening on the Moon

You may have heard of gardening by the moon, but how about gardening on the moon? In an effort to explore the possibilities for living on the moon for extended periods of time, NASA is planning...

Still Growing after Hurricane Sandy on Coney Island

The Coney Island Garden Program, now fully recovered after Hurricane Sandy, is a growing success. After the garden was destroyed by the 2012 superstorm, program director Ramy Fakhr and a dedicated...

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In the Garden


Time to Prune Roses

Get your clippers ready - it's time to prune your roses. Even if you still have flowers on your plants, they're as deep into dormancy as they get here along the coast. Here's how to get started. Tools You'll need a pair of sharp by-pass pruners,...
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Shows & Events

Pacific Orchid Exposition The San Francisco Orchid Society invites everyone to paint the town with "Orchids and All that...

Favorite or New Plant

Cestrum Cestrum is an evergreen shrub that is native to the American tropics. The showy clusters of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Spring Annuals
  • Force Bulbs Indoors
  • Top-Dress Perennials
  • Prune Fruit Trees

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