Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Seed Saving Tips

Harvesting seeds from your garden is an inexpensive way to fund next years harvest, and fall is the perfect time to collect dry seedpods from your favorite flowers and vegetables. It's also a nice way to share your garden with family and friends who...
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Shows & Events

Front Yard Gardens Take Center Stage Seminar Learn how to create an exciting landscape in your front yard, with borders filled with...

Clever Gardening Technique

Container Planting Tip If you plant in containers, here is a tip you can use to save a little money. The roots of most...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Winter Annuals
  • Care for Indoor Plants
  • Dig and Store Begonias
  • Put Carnivores to Bed
  • Plant Sweet Peas

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