Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden

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Late Summer Chores

Rose Care The roses seem to be suffering from black spot this year, more so than in the past. It must be the cool weather we have been experiencing. Henry wants me to use Bayer All-In-One, which is a combination of fertilizer/pesticide/fungicide that...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Gopher & Mole Pro-Tection Orcon has a new line of three organic pest control products that are meant to detour (1) gophers...

Clever Gardening Technique

Propagate Succulents My grandmother taught me this trick way back in the 1960s. When propagating succulent plants such...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize!
  • Divide Perennials
  • Turf Wars
  • Bud Worm Watch
  • Fall Planting Begins

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