Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder’s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden

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Critter Control

I know some gardeners who actually invite squirrels into their garden by setting out peanuts. To me, that's the same as inviting the Devil in for tea. Although squirrels are adorable with their fluffy tails, bright eyes, and wiggly noses, they can do...
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Resources

Books

Treasures of the Conservatory of Flowers Treasures of the Conservatory of Flowers , by Nina Sazevich (Heyday Press, 2006; $8.95), is a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Alternative to Toxic Fungicides Fungicides are among the most toxic chemical in the gardener's arsenal. Here are a few...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replant Bare Spots
  • Mist Indoor Plants
  • Harvest Fruits and Veggies
  • Trim Overgrown Vines
  • Start Chrysanthemum Cuttings

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