Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden


The Noble Palm

What tree shouts "California!" more loudly than the stately palm? Sunset Boulevard is lined with them, as are many thoroughfares in the state. Every Spanish mission along the El Camino Real has date palms flanking the entrance. I recently had the...
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Local Butterflies A Field Guide To Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Regions , by Arthur...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make Your Trees Rodent Proof To prevent rodents and raccoons from climbing into trees and taking up residence, tack a wide...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Leggy Annuals
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Take Advantage of Free Mulch
  • Caring for Cymbidiums
  • Harvest Lavender

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