Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Beat the Heat

During the short, dark days of winter we often dream of hot summer afternoons spent lounging in the shade. Now that those hot days have arrived, we complain that it's too darned hot! Although we don't get many days that extend into century territory on...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Mosquito Dunks To keep your backyard from becoming a mosquito breeding area where getting bit is much more...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Cool Always wear a hat with a wide brim when working in the sun. The brim should be broad enough to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Leggy Annuals
  • Fertilize Cymbidiums
  • Pinch Fuchsias
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Harvest Lavender

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