Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


Taking Back The Lawn

It's no secret that I am not a fan of turf grass. I feel that lawns use too much water for the amount of punch they give to a landscape. Not to mention the fact that they need constant maintenance in the form of mowing, fertilizing, edging, and...
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Weeds The plants you love to hate are the subject of Weeds by Richard Mabey (Ecco Publishing, 2011,...

Tool or Gardening Product

SoilWrap Pots I recently received a sample of plants that arrived in SoilWrap pots made by the Ball...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Standing Water
  • Control Caterpillars
  • Deep Water Trees and Lawns
  • Stake Tomatoes
  • Use Compost Tea to Prevent Disease

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