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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden


Container Gardening Basics

Why grow in containers? For one thing, you can control the environment precisely by the type of soil you use, the light exposure, and the amount of water you provide. This means you can grow almost anything your little heart desires in containers. It...
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Shows & Events

Mission Blue Native Plant Sale On Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mission Blue Nursery will hold its native plant sale....

Favorite or New Plant

Impatiens Known as "Busy Lizzie's" in England, impatiens are a favorite annual plant. No other blooming...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Season Crops
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Plant Giant Pumpkins
  • Watch for Aphids
  • Thin Fruit

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