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Northern California Regional Reports

  • Northern California Regional Reports

    Spectacular, Stress-Free Salvias for Northern California

    Salvias (Salvia spp. and cvs., Zones 5–11), or sages, can be grown for medicinal, culinary, or ornamental use. For gardeners wishing to beautify their ornamental beds and borders, there are…

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    Enchanting Evening Fragrances for Northern California

    After a hectic day's work, a gardener unwinds quickest with a relaxing visit to the garden. We stroll pathways, peruse perennial borders, and perhaps harvest veggies or blooms to bring…

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    Northern California October Garden To-Do List

    October's weather usually surprises us with heatwaves which make way for rainstorms. Nighttime temperatures often dip dramatically enough to bring frost to your garden. Days are noticeably shorter and fall…

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    Best Native Woodies for California

    Gardeners love native plants, and for good reason. They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the…

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    Tips and Tricks for Successful Container Gardening in Northern California

    Are you confined to a balcony, deck, or patio yet yearn to embrace your passion for all things horticultural? You have no reason to contain your enthusiasm. A window box,…

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    Growing Lavender in Northern California

    Lavender (Lavandula spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10) is a member of the mint family and a genus that contains 47 known species with over 400 named varieties. It's rugged, easy…

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    Northern California September Garden To-Do List

    With days getting shorter and an occasional touch of morning chill in the air, September begins to feel like fall. In both the ornamental and the edible garden, it's time…

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    Veggie Gardening by the Sea in Northern California

    More and more people are embracing vegetable gardening as a soothing, outdoor, family-friendly pastime that promotes self-sufficiency. Along with the delights of nurturing a plant from seedling to harvest come…

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    Fast-Growing Perennial Vines for Northern California

    Homeowners take great pride in their homes and gardens but can often be faced with a displeasing view or unattractive chain-link fence that begs for obscuring. Luckily, many problems can…

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    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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