Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden


Fish O' My Heart

If you haven't fertilized your garden yet this season, it's time. I used a new liquid fish product on my little garden. It was touted to be "non-stinky." Granted, it didn't smell as bad as the real deal, but it wasn't pleasant. Just after I had wrapped...
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Shows & Events

Caltrans Goes Green The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed testing an environmentally...

Tool or Gardening Product

Enki Watering Can I was sent the Enki Watering Can by a publicist for review on the silly television show that I...
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Regional Reminders

  • Raise Low-Hanging Limbs
  • Take a Soil Test
  • Continue Pinching Fuchsias
  • Save Kitchen Scraps for the Garden
  • Feed the Birds

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