Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exercise in a Garden Gym

National News

Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because they?re outdoors doesn?t necessarily mean they?re getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....

A Simpler Way to Make New Plants

Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. It?s a convenient way...

Barriers for Root Weevils

Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...

New Purple Poppies

Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...

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In the Garden


Featuring Colorful Foliage

We did a shoot recently for Henry's Garden TV show that showcased plants with colorful foliage. Who says you need flowers to have a colorful garden? Look outside and see the amazing flame-colored new growth on Photinia right now. It is so vivid it...
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Shows & Events

Sunset Celebration Weekend Take an inside look at the pages of Sunset magazine -- the West's premiere lifestyle magazine...

Clever Gardening Technique

Add Sulfur to Lawn Fertilizer Add sulfur to lawn fertilizer to control fungus disease. When you fertilize your lawn to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Colorful Annuals
  • Treat For Fungus Disease
  • Release Ladybugs
  • Plant Summer-Blooming Bulbs
  • Keep Mowers Fungus-Free

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