Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes

National News

Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...

Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful

From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...

The Best Veronicas

There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...

Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...

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In the Garden

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Hooray for Heather!

I have discovered that one of the gardens I look after is the ideal environment to grow heather ( Erica ). The garden is located in South San Francisco, which means that it's foggy and windy with sandy soil - the perfect combination for growing these...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Humbolt Botanical Garden Home Tour Home Garden Tours are a fun way to get inspired and see what other gardeners are doing on the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Pharm Solutions, Inc. Organic Insecticide Indoor Pharm by Pharm Solutions, Inc. is a totally organic solution for common plant pests...
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Regional Reminders

  • Trim Exuberant Shrubs
  • Pinch Fuchsias
  • Plant Tomatoes
  • Deadhead Roses
  • Fertilize New Asparagus Beds

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