Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden

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The Bishop is Coming!

There is going to be a big garden party at Casa Tenenbaum next week. The bishop from Mrs. Henry's church is coming and she has requested that the garden be spruced up prior to his visit. Actually, things are looking pretty good right now. The pots in...
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Resources

Web Finds

Organic Control Live beneficial insects are as close as a click of your mouse. If you are concerned about using...

Favorite or New Plant

'Kent Beauty' Ornamental Oregano My friend Joyce has the very attractive ornamental oregano Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wait to Divide Perennials
  • Cover Soaker Hoses
  • Care for Azaleas
  • Water Roses
  • Use Compost Tea to Prevents Pest Problems

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