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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you?'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden


Save Time and Resources with Wise Watering

Watering your garden wisely not only helps conserve a resource that is increasingly scarce, it saves you time and energy as well. Here are some low-maintenance watering tips that will to prepare your garden and landscape for a long, dry summer ahead....
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Favorite or New Plant

Cosmos Few annual plants are as colorful and easy to grow as cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus and C....

Shows & Events

Evening of Acoustic Music in the Redwoods On Friday, May 17, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the San Francisco Botanical Garden's century-old...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Season Crops
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Plant Giant Pumpkin Seeds
  • Water Redwoods
  • Thin Fruit

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