Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden


Late-Summer Lawn Care

The Henry's Garden show received a new manual reel mower from a publicist a few weeks ago, and is it ever a honey! Do you remember how torturous it was having to mow the lawn when you were a kid? The mower we received is a modern version of the...
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Shows & Events

Garden Feast The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate Park is celebrating the end of summer with...

Clever Gardening Technique

Reseeding Alyssum My alyssum got ratty looking and I tried to cut it back, but that just made it worse. So I pulled...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replenish Yellow Jacket Traps
  • Cut Back Fuchsias
  • Scare Birds Away From Fruit
  • Renovating the Lawn
  • Protect Trees From String Trimmers

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