Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden

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Create Moods with Plant Combinations

To create a specific mood in the garden you need to select plants that fit that particular setting, and that's where plant combinations come in. Think of landscaping a garden as dressing a stage for a play. If you want to create a desert scene, you...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Going Native Garden Tour Since 2003 the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring...

Web Finds

California Native Plant Society Interested in learning more about gardening with California native plants? Are you concerned...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Remove Spent Flowers from Rhododendrons
  • Compost Pea Plants
  • Plant Vegetables
  • Pinch Fuchsias

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