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Northern California Regional Reports

  • Northern California Regional Reports

    Drought-Tolerant Shade Perennials for Northern California

    Dry-shade gardening might sound like a challenging proposition, but there's an outstanding array of choices available to water-wise gardeners looking to add perennial color and textural diversity to shadier spots…

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    Northern California August Garden To-Do List

    In the edible garden Harvest your bounty. Summer vegetables are at their best now. August is a time of abundance in the vegetable garden, with bountiful crops of summer squash,…

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    Brighten Up Your NorCal Border With Australian Shrubs and Perennials

    Australia is a diverse and colorful continent with some of the most beautiful plants on the planet. Tough as nails and often accustomed to nutrient-poor soils, drought conditions, and even…

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    Hot Summer Color for Northern California

    Summertime in Northern California brings longer days, hotter temperatures, minimal rainfall, and with any luck, a great vacation or two. We're lazier gardeners now that the spring rush is over,…

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    Northern California July Garden To-Do List

    For the Northern California gardener, July means that summer has truly settled in. There are consistently warmer temperatures, intermittent heat waves, fog for coastal gardeners, and pleasant afternoons spent weeding,…

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    Veggie Varieties for Italian Cooking

    Late-summer harvests of juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, delicious red peppers, and leafy greens inspire tasty suppers. And putting together a pizza topped with your very own, fresh-from-the-garden summer veggies is…

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    Northern California June Garden To-Do List

    In the ornamental garden Deadhead, mulch, and fertilize roses. Along with regular deadheading, make sure to pick your roses often—both for filling summer bouquets and to ensure continuous bloom production.…

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    Shrubby Plants for Tight Spots in Northern California

    Gardening in a smaller space can be a challenge, especially if you've recently downsized and are more accustomed to working with larger landscapes and the full-sized perennials, vines, and shrubs…

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    Spectacular Self-Sowing Annuals for Northern California

    Annual flowering plants grow vigorously and bloom profusely during their growing season. They fill in the gaps between your perennials, adding color, texture, and lush beauty. They may also provide…

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    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—California

    1. Camouflage™ Japanese Aralia Name: Fatsia japonica ‘Variegata’ Zones: 7–10 Size: 5 to 10 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil Native range: Japan Interested…

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