Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden

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Shrubbery

Shrubs are in a family by themselves; like trees, they are either deciduous, coniferous, or evergreen, but they lack a single trunk. When deciding what type of shrub to plant, the answer depends on what you need in your landscape. Rounded shrubs like...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Hellebores If you like hellebores, you won't want to miss Hellebores: Playing Cupid with the Gene Pool, a...

Tool or Gardening Product

Crocs I must be the last person on the planet to discover Crocs. I picked up a pair of hot pink Crocs...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Succulents
  • Tidy up
  • Shape Rhododendrons
  • Reduce Citrus Fruit Drop
  • Control Grubs in Turf

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