Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden

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Grow Herbs for the Kitchen

Herbs make life sweeter, healthier, and taste better. They have been cultivated for centuries and, by definition, include any plant used as a medicine or seasoning. The culinary term "herb" usually refers to the leafy part of the plant but may include...
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Resources

Shows & Events

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show It's garden show season, and the granddaddy of them all is the San Francisco Flower and Garden...

Web Finds

PlantRight's 2014 Invasive Garden Plant List Sustainable Conservation's PlantRight campaign has published a new list of invasive garden plants...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cultivate Pansies
  • Protect Early Planted Impatiens
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Improve Your Soil
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants

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