Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
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Choose Among the Best Catmints
Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...
Import Seeds With Ease
Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently youve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...
Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits
Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...
Wash Tree Roots Before Planting
Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If youre planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...
In the Garden
We have a large expanse of hillside in Henry's garden in San Mateo that is a challenging area to landscape. For one thing, the soil is nonexistent. Henry bought the house when he first moved here from D.C. because it was built on rock and not prone to...
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Hillside Landscaping Sunset Books always does a good job on their publications and Hillside Landscaping , by Susan...
Tool or Gardening Product
Squirrel Stopper Bird Feeder Do the squirrels get into your bird feeders and drive you crazy? If so, have I got a treat for...
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- Allow Roses to Form Hips
- Set Out Cool-Season Vegetables
- Reduce Watering
- Control Grubs
- Divide Perennials