Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles

National News

The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...

Award Winning Veggies

All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...

Busy Bees

Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...

The Best Joe-Pye Weeds

One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...

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In the Garden

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Coping with Hot Weather

The dog days of summer can bring hot, hot days that can cook an unprepared garden. With that in mind, let's talk about a plan to help your plants get through hot weather without damage. Conserving Moisture First and foremost, if you hear a weather...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Year Round Vegetable Gardening Workshop Wondering about the wisdom of growing a food garden during a drought year? Pam Peirce, author of...

Favorite or New Plant

Mother Fern Beautiful and hardy, indoors or out, the mother fern (Asplenium bulbiferum) is very forgiving and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reduce Watering of Tomatoes
  • Care for Rhododendrons
  • Pinch Fuchsias
  • Create a Birdbath
  • Trim Overgrown Vines

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