Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2011
Regional Report

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Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden



Henry has an amazing grape vine in his garden. We have never tasted so much as a single grape from this plant, although small grapes form every spring. The squirrels usually beat us to the harvest. So you see it's not the flavor of the fruit that makes...
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Favorite or New Plant

Passion Vine The passion vine (Passiflora spp.) is a hardy evergreen vine that thrives in the cool climate...


Herbal Remedies I have a new favorite herbal remedy book. Natural Remedies by Melissa Corkhill (Skyhorse...
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Regional Reminders

  • Groom Lawns
  • Deep Water Trees and Shrubs
  • Harvest Herbs
  • Cut Back Overgrown Perennial Plants
  • Cut Whips from Vining Plants

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