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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening For the Cure

National News

Smooth leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are adaptable native shrubs that flourish in many parts of the country. And breeders have given us a host of beautiful cultivars to choose from....

A Dangerous Book

Be forewarned. The minute you open The Gardener's Color Palette , you can kiss your savings account goodbye. Because once you get a look at the stunning photographs of flowers by Clive Nichols...

Karmic Justice?

Anyone who gardens in the eastern U.S. is familiar with the Japanese beetle, that voracious consumer of just about anything green in the garden. It is one of the most destructive pests east of the...

A Helenium of a Different Color

Helenium, also known as sneezeweed, has long been a favorite for adding color to the late season garden. The daisy-like flowers with raised centers bloom in autumnal shades of orange, red, russet...

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In the Garden


Arbor Day

Arbor Day is an American tradition. The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. Julius Morton, Secretary of Agriculture to President Grover Cleveland, had worked diligently throughout his career to improve agricultural practices in the...
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How to Plant A Tree How to Plant A Tree by Daniel Butler (ISBN 978-1-58542-796-3) This lovely little...

Shows & Events

Filoli Annual Flower Show: Filoli Goes to the Movies Filoli Goes to the Movies: Celebrating Films through Flowers is the theme for Filoli Center's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Apples
  • Install Drip Irrigation for Redwood Trees
  • Remove Ivy from Trees
  • Protect Trees Planted in Lawns
  • Dig a Watering Basin for Young Trees

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