Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Easier Tulip Planting

National News

Traditional advice says to plant tulips bulbs at a depth three times the height of the bulb -- generally about 6 to 8 inches deep. But new research from Cornell University's Flower Bulb Research...

Recipes for Health

Have you fallen into a meal-time rut when it comes to preparing healthful vegetables and fruits? Find inspiration and delicious recipes in the Recipes for Health section on the New York Times...

The Pick of the Peppers

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper...

Green Times

If you are interested in organic and sustainable agriculture, a new, free, on-line publication from Washington State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences may...

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In the Garden


The Earth Abides

Have you noticed all the dead and dying trees recently? As I drive down Highway 280 toward Palo Alto, I see ancient California live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) that are being decimated by sudden oak death disease. Two massive oaks in particular make me...
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Shows & Events

Sick Plant Clinic On Saturday, December 03, 2011, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, join...


Fruit and Vegetable Gardening To ensure that you are eating organic produce, author Ian Cooke recommends growing your own food...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Moss
  • Control Annual Grass Weeds
  • Protect Trees During Construction
  • Plant to Save $$$
  • Plant Multi-Variety Hedges

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