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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Compact Magnolias for Early Spring Blooms

National News

Magnolia trees are popular for their flowers, which bloom in late winter or early spring. The trees are majestic and the flowers are colorful, with a unique sweet fragrance. However, many magnolia...

New Ergonomic Kitchen Cutter

It's important to have the right tools when you're working in the kitchen. While sharp knives are great for many jobs, chopping vegetables with a knife can be time-consuming and requires a cutting...

A New Way to Repair Your Dog-Damaged Lawn

Dogs maybe man's best friends, but they certainly aren't friends to your lawn. Dogs urinating on the lawn can cause brown, dead spots. Dedicating a certain area for your dog helps, and watering...

A Clover of a Different Color

White or Ladino clover is usually thought of as a weed in lawns or as a forage crop for animals. However, there are some attractive varieties of white clover gardeners can grow as a ground cover....

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In the Garden


Crazed for Carnivores!

I am positively mad for carnivorous plants. When I met my first Venus fly trap, it was love at first sight. Needless to say, I adore the movie Little Shop of Horrors . The fact that the dentist gets it in the end only adds to my appreciation. My...
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Carnivorous Plants Author Peter D'Amato's passion for carnivorous plants is evident in his book, The Savage GardenL...

Favorite or New Plant

Cobra Lily The California cobra lily ( Darlingtonia californica) is a native which was discovered near Mt....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant Sweet Peas
  • Mulch Perennial Borders
  • Care for House Plants
  • Wild Bird Care

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