Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow a Fall Crop of Strawberries

National News

Strawberry lovers take heart; for those who can’t get enough fresh strawberries and wish the June crop produced over a longer period, there may be a solution. A new cropping technique developed by...

New, Natural Weed Killer

Summertime means weeding time for most gardeners. While the old methods of hand pulling and hoeing are still the most effective, sometimes you’d just like to spray those weeds to get rid of them....

Unique Pine Tree

Evergreen trees fill many roles in the landscape. They block unsightly views, provide a dark backdrop to colorful flowering shrubs and perennials, and create habitat for birds and wildlife. It’s a...

Free Guide for Organic Gardeners

The number of organic farmers, as well as the number of acres devoted to organic growing methods, has increased steadily for the past 10 years. This increase creates a need for up-to-date growing...

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In the Garden


Wise Watering

Golden hills, foggy mornings, and bright afternoons filled with the squawk of scrub jays and the chatter of starlings. It's California at its best -- at least for the moment. It seems that every season is my favorite here in the Bay Area. And when I...
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Shows & Events

Plant Sale If you're a salvia-lover, don't miss the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society plant sale on...

Clever Gardening Technique

Succulent Secrets When propagating succulents such as rosary vine, jade plant, or orchid cactus, don't water right...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create a Butterfly Watering Hole
  • Dig and Divide Bearded Iris
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Plant Perennials
  • Water Redwoods

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