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Northern California Regional Reports

  • Ceanothus Joyce Coulter
    Northern California Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Best Natives – Northern California

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

  • Jack Frost brunnera
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    Clay Soil? No Problem!

    Soil is a complex mix of organic materials, mineral particles, living organisms, moisture, and chemical nutrients. Its texture and ability to support plant growth depends on the size of its…

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    Northern California: January Garden To-Do List

    Though January is often the coldest and dampest month of the year for Northern Californian gardeners, it's also the perfect time for tidying up after last year, readying your garden…

  • Dean’s Hybrid spurge
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    Deterring Gophers in Northern California

    Sadly, many Northern California gardeners have watched in dismay as a much-loved plant was hauled underground, disappearing before their eyes as it became a victim of a pocket gopher. This…

  • succulents under a tree
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    Northern California December Garden To-Do List

    December is a quiet, restful month for most gardeners in Northern California. It’s a time for browsing seed, rose, and dahlia catalogs, reviewing the past year's gardening successes, and dreaming…

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    Northern California November Garden To-Do List

    In November the days are even shorter, the cold has set in, and with any luck, rains are a regular occurrence. Most gardeners are less inclined to spend time outdoors,…

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    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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