Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ?Siskiyou? and ?Chester Thornless? are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Tree TLC

Now that the days are growing shorter and the nights are getting cool, our beautiful landscape trees are beginning to show fall color. Nothing compared to the autumnal show the trees in the eastern part of the U.S. put on, but enough to let us know that...
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Shows & Events

Free Bulbs for San Jose Residents San Jose residents can beautify public spaces in their neighborhoods with free bulbs provided by...

Favorite or New Plant

Chinese Pistache If I had to pick a favorite tree, it would have to be the elegant Chinese pistache. The pleasing,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reduce Watering
  • Clean Vegetable Gardens
  • Sow Wildflowers
  • Shop for Winter-Blooming Annuals
  • Thin Camellia Buds

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