Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden


A Merry, Berry Christmas!

Winter is a tough time for gardeners. The cool-season annuals have all been planted, the spring-blooming bulbs are tucked in, and it isn't quite time to begin dormant pruning. Raking up leaves is about the extent of your chores for the moment, but take...
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Organic Gardening Tips Newspaper, Pennies, Cardboard, & Eggs for Growing a Better Garden , by Roger Yepsen (Rodale...

Clever Gardening Technique

Eliminate Mealybugs From Indoor Plants Indoor plants take a beating when the heater comes on. Insect pests thrive in dry, warm...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Gift Plants
  • Shop for Bare-Root Bargains
  • Watch for Signs of Frost
  • Be a Friend to the Birds
  • Clean Garden Tools

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