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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ?Black Pearl? Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We?ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel?s Trumpet

Angel?s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first ?glow-in-the-dark? cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


Winter Cactus Care

I was never a fan of cactus and succulents until I went to work as a gardener at Sunset magazine. We had an extensive cactus garden that was bursting with many different varieties from all over the world. It was built on a mound to facilitate...
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Shows & Events

54th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition Don't miss the San Francisco Orchid Society's big show, "Hot House Hotties and Their Cool...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Transplanting Spade Fiskars makes a wonderful digging tool if you happen to have hard, adobe clay soil in your...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Deciduous Plants
  • Plant for Spring Color
  • Groom Garden Beds
  • Cultivate Soil
  • Plant Bare-Root Stock

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