Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden


Drip VS Hose

Henry and I have an ongoing argument about the effectiveness of drip irrigation. He loves it and relies on a network of snaking tubes to do all the container watering on the deck and in the front of the house. I, on the other hand, don't trust it. Henry...
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Shows & Events

Filoli Holiday Traditions Filoli's Holiday Traditions- Visions of Sugarplums Dancing Annual Nine-Day Fundraising Event at...


Plant Identification Terminology Plant Identification Terminology by James Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris (ISBN 0-9640221-5)...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Wildflowers
  • Clean Garden Beds
  • Citrus Care
  • Water
  • Cymbidium Switch

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