Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you?re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It?s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you?re...

New Farmer?s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden


Pits and Bits

Attention, Gardeners of All Ages! We all love to watch things grow. That's why we became gardeners. Sometimes, as we get older, we focus on the big picture and forget the little things that give us pleasure. I want to share with you a few very easy...
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Shows & Events

One-Day Garden Workshop Join in a one-day gardening workshop to explore the array of medicinal biennial and perennial...


Organic Disease and Pest Control How to grow a healthy, problem-free garden without using chemicals is the subject of Organic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cymbidium Switch
  • Rake Under Fruit Trees
  • Dig and Store Summer Bulbs
  • Apply Beneficial Nematodes
  • Fertilize Lawns

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