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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It?s bulb-planting time, and if you?re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden


Older Gardeners Share Old Traditions

I just came back from a shoot for Henry's Home and Garden (note the new name) in Atherton. The home was on a 1-acre lot and had just been totally landscaped. The extensive lawn was surrounded by beautiful curved beds of perennials. Mature trees shaded...
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Shows & Events

Neighborhood Plant Exchange The third annual Lakeshore Neighborhood Plant Exchange is coming on Saturday, October 4th, from...

Clever Gardening Technique

Harvest Basil All Winter You don't have to be Italian to enjoy fragrant, flavorful basil. I purchased basil from the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Refresh Yellow Jacket Traps
  • Shop for Winter-Blooming Annuals
  • Shop Online for Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Cut Back on Watering
  • Shower Indoor Plants

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