Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Best Salvias For Hot Summers

National News

Salvias are one of the most commonly grown bedding plants across the country. They grow and flower quickly, producing spikes of red, white, pink, blue, and purple flowers all summer long. However,...

Plastic Mulch Repels Pests

Tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, and cucumbers are popular summer garden vegetables. However, they also are subject to many insects and diseases. Gardeners have used colored plastic mulch to...

Organic Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a major pest in lawns and gardens across much of the country. Now there is an effective organic control that will help eliminate these harmful pests that's safer for the environment...

Kudzu Reduces Alcohol Consumption

The "vine that ate the South" may have a positive side after all. Researchers at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, investigated kudzu as a treatment to curb excessive drinking....

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In the Garden


Sustainable Gardening

Earth = Home. This equation seems simple, but many people don't quite get it. The fact that the planet that supports us is in jeopardy from our own carelessness is another thing that many people don't understand. So many things in life are out of our...
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Shows & Events

Sustainable Landscape Faire The Third Annual Sustainable Landscape Faire is June 18 at Middlebrook Gardens, 76 Race St. in...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars 25-inch Bypass Pruner The nice people at Fiskars just sent me their newest pruning tool. The 25-inch bypass pruner has...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Annuals
  • Controlling Pests
  • Mulch Everything
  • Deterring Moles
  • Foliar Feed Indoor Plants

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