Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden


Know Thine Enemy

Recently I planted a dahlia in my little garden and within two evenings it was eaten up by snails -- actually, a snail, singular. I followed his slimy trail and found him hiding beneath a rock. He was huge! I escorted him to a vacant lot nearby. My...
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Shows & Events

Garden Feast The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society presents Garden Feast to honor Richard Goldman on...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars PowerGear Cutting Tools Fiskars has announced their new line of cutting tools that have received the Arthritis Foundation...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch with Pine Needles
  • Sow Radishes
  • Harvest Tomatoes
  • Order Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Remove Standing Water

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