Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2004
Regional Report

In the Garden


Hot Winter Blues

Winter is right around the corner, even though our best summer weather is just beginning. Hasn't it been a dreary summer? Fog and wind, repeat as necessary. We all know that fall is prime planting time for shrubs, trees, and permanent landscape...
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Favorite or New Plant

Sweet Olive Plant a sweet olive ( Osmanthus ) now for winter fragrance. I love this inconspicuous shrub. It's...

Clever Gardening Technique

Coralling Cactus Do you get wounded in the line of battle while transplanting your potted cactus plants? Sometimes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back on Water
  • Thin Camellias
  • Remove Faded Annuals
  • Start a Compost Pile
  • Caring for Dahlias

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