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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ?Annabelle? hydrangea. ?Annabelle? is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden


For the Love of Roses

I miss tending roses. There was a split rail fence that surrounded the Sunset magazine property when I worked there. On the fence we grew Mrs. Sam McCready roses that we trained as espaliers. Mrs. Sam was a hybrid tea that didn't mind all the fuss...
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Shows & Events

Tomato Fest Satiate your desire for old-fashioned, heirloom tomato flavors at one of the best food and wine...


Roses Everything you need to know to grow beautiful roses in California is contained in Roses , by...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create a Birdbath
  • Patrol for Tomato Hornworm
  • Control Budworm
  • Groom Agapanthus
  • Apply Mulch Under Japanese Maples

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