Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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In the Garden


Cool vs. Hot

Do you realize how lucky we are to live in California? I have just returned from a visit to my mum who lives in North Carolina where the weather was a sticky 88 degrees. I can't imagine working outdoors in that kind of heat, but I guess our bodies can...
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Shows & Events

San Francisco Botanical Garden Perennial Plant Sale June 12 Plant Sale - Perennials The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum offers...

Tool or Gardening Product

Osmocote I have been using Osmocote Plant Fertilizer for about 20 years now. Although expensive to buy,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cool in the Shade
  • Herb Harvest
  • Keep Cool With Mint
  • Calla Lily Care
  • Snail Watch

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