Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...

The Lowdown on Organic Sprays

Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...

Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees

Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...

High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses

A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


Moving Day

I'll bet every gardener at one time or another looks out at a shrub in the yard and wishes it was someplace else. Or that a different shrub was in its place. Perhaps the shrub has become too big for its location. Maybe it's just not thriving and the...
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Shows & Events

Summer Garden Fair The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society will host a Summer Garden Fair on Saturday, August 3,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Start Chrysanthemum Cuttings Chrysanthemums are champions in a fall garden. It's easy to start them from cuttings now to have...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Aphids
  • Trim Overgrown Vines
  • Provide Water for Birds
  • Go Easy On Nitrogen Fertilizer on Tomatoes
  • Prune and Shape Rhododendrons and Azaleas

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