Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden


Growing Lilies

Lilies are an impressive sight in the garden, standing tall and proudly displaying their brilliant hues for all to see. On first glance, they resemble exotic butterflies hovering in the breeze. Both 'Sumatra' and 'Stargazer' lilies are classified as...
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Shows & Events

Summer Solstice Celebration in the Redwoods On Saturday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, participate in an...

Clever Gardening Technique

Glove Care To clean your garden gloves after working in muddy soil, simply wash your hands with your gloves...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Summer-Blooming Bulbs
  • Fertilize Summer Vegetables
  • Provide Nesting Material
  • Group Plants for Vacation Care
  • Pinch Fuchsias

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