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Northern California Regional Reports

  • Northern California Regional Reports

    English Roses Built for Northern California

    David Austin was a renowned, highly respected British rosarian dedicated to breeding a remarkable collection of vigorous, healthy, gorgeous roses of character and distinction. He blended the charm and fragrance…

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    Northern California: September Garden To-Do List

    Plant sweet pea (Lathurus odoratus, annual) seeds now for abundant, deliciously fragrant bouquets next spring! Keep harvesting your summer vegetables, and start canning! Check your end-of-summer irrigation needs, and feed…

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    Planting the Perfect Fall and Winter Veggie Garden

    Compared to growing a summer vegetable garden and all it entails (watering, weeding, fighting summer pests and heat-related fungal problems), growing a fall and winter garden in Northern California is…

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    Drought-Tolerant Ornamental Grasses

    Ornamental grasses come in different heights, habits, forms, and colors—from low-growing, tidy tufts and arching mid-height mounds to tall, towering, back-of-the-border beauties. They differ in light, soil, water, and care…

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    Growing Succulents Successfully in Northern California

    Succulents are remarkable plants that have evolved the ability to store and reserve water within their plump and fleshy leaves and stems. This allows them to remain hydrated during times…

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    Northern California: August Garden To-Do List

    Harvest your summer vegetables to ensure continued production. Continue deep watering of fruit trees, and clean up fallen fruit. Deadhead your roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3-9), picking often…

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    Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials

    Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many Northern California gardens, particularly in summer and fall. In…

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    Northern California: July Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

    Start a deep watering schedule. This is especially important for fruit trees. Mulch some more. Add a layer of mulch to your ornamental and edible garden beds to ensure moisture…

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    Native Flowers for Native Pollinators | Northern California Regional Report

    The relationship between pollinators and plants is an important one. Almost 80% of the world's crop plants (grown for both food and fuel production) require pollination, as do most of…

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    Tips for the Best Northern California Cutting Garden | Northern California Regional Report

    Do you love creating your very own home-grown, colorful floral arrangements, but are you constantly plundering your perennial beds for the perfect blooms? An annual cutting garden, designed and dedicated…