Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


Gone to Pot

Much of my gardening is done in containers. The deck at Henry's home contains dozens of roses, fuchsias, hydrangeas, aspidistra, and a host of other plants that are well suited to being grown in pots. Henry has it all set up with an elaborate drip...
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Shows & Events

Filoli's Spring Fling Filoli's Spring Fling takes place Saturday, April 2, 2011. Families are especially welcome to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Pets Safe Please keep in mind that the bulbs of many flowers, such as lilies and daffodils, are poisonous...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Blueberries
  • Repot Cactus
  • Try Rugosa Roses Along the Coast
  • Mulch Perennial Herbs
  • Remove Pollen Stains with Tape

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