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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ?Sunrise? and ?Sunset? -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall?s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage ?an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,? is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden


Just in Time for Spring!

Spring-blooming bulbs and annuals go hand in hand. They are a perfect match for each other, especially when planted together in the same bed. Imagine a flower bed bursting with jolly multi-colored pansies with a perfect white cloud of 'Ice Follies'...
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Wildlife in the Garden Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Other Winged Wonders to Your Back Yard , by Kris Wetherbee,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Messenger Do you get a flu shot every year? Do you wish there was something similar for your garden? Well,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan for Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Switch to Fall Lawn Watering Schedule
  • Renovate Lawns
  • Feed Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias
  • Plant for Permanence

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