Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...

Casting Votes, Saving Rivers

River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...

Overfed and Undernourished

Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...

Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers

When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...

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In the Garden


Garden Woes

What the hard frost earlier in the season was not able to achieve, my landlord has. I have a magnificent Monstera deliciosa growing downstairs in the planting bed at my office building. The plant survived the freeze, the lack of water, the drunks from...
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Shows & Events

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Nothing welcomes spring like the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, the largest, world-class...


Birds I received an unusual book in the mail last week. The book Birds , by Arin Murphy-Hiscock (Adams...
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Regional Reminders

  • Preserve Easter Lily Bulbs
  • Groom Spring Flowering Bulbs
  • Tidy Pruning Tip
  • Remove Tree Stakes
  • Add Compost to Bearded Iris Beds

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