Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Half a Plate of Produce

National News

"Make half the food on your plate fruits and vegetables." Following this tip is an easy way to bring your diet in line with the USDA's recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 ....

Killing Weeds Organically

Many gardeners prefer to steer clear of chemical herbicides, yet are looking for ways to make weed control easier. There are a number of organic herbicide products on the market these days. Are...

Vulnerable Viburnums

In the early 1990s, a previously unknown fungus-like organism called Phytopthora ramorum was discovered infecting rhododendrons and viburnums in parts of Europe. Then this same organism was...

Get Ready for Hijinks this Halloween

Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats, may seem a long way away as winter cold and snow still covers much of country. But it's not too early to be planning your hijinks -- in the form of...

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In the Garden

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Puttering in the Earth

I pulled some weeds and put out a few cell packs of annual color in the containers and garden beds yesterday. The sun was out, and it was good to spend a day with my hands in the soil. I really must try to wear gloves when I'm digging around in the...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Diamante Self Watering Container The Diamante Self Watering Container by Lechuza, a reputable German company, is a tapered...

Shows & Events

Daffodil Daydreams Filoli Center is hosting its "Daffodil Daydreams" to celebrate the Garden's spectacular early...
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Regional Reminders

  • Provide Humidity to Indoor Plants
  • Replace Shabby Shrubs
  • Harvest Citrus
  • Remove Debris from Wooden Decks
  • Thin Bushy Shrubs

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