Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

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 you’ve 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 you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden


Henry's Hillside

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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Regional Reminders

  • Allow Roses to Form Hips
  • Set Out Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Reduce Watering
  • Control Grubs
  • Divide Perennials

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