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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

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Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it?s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you?re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It?s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees?...

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In the Garden


Go Wild! Plant Wildflowers!

Imagine yourself walking through a meadow on Angel Island, Mt. Diablo, or Edgewood Park in the early spring. The air is fresh with the scent of recent rains, bees are humming, the green grass is plump and lush, the wild cyclamen are just beginning to...
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Shows & Events

Botany of Desire One of my favorite books on horticulture has been developed into a documentary which will air on...


Birds of Napa County A great variety of birds reside in Napa County and now there is a book that presents them in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fall Lawn Care
  • Deer Repellant
  • Purchase Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Thin Camellia Buds
  • Reduce Water

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