Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden


Renew! Rejoice!

Gardening is all about renewal and change. You plant a seed, it grows and matures and, at the end of the cycle, the seed is harvested to be planted again the following season. Gardening is more than planting and harvesting, it a belief and a trust that...
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Shows & Events

Open Gardens The Garden Conservancy has announced the upcoming schedule of garden-visiting opportunities...


Fairy Gardening I get some strange books in the mail, but recently I received the strangest one yet. Fairy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs
  • Put Spring Blooming Bulbs to Bed
  • Check Irrigation Systems
  • Harvest Citrus
  • Fertilize Cymbidium Orchids

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