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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden


A Garden To Love

I don't live with a garden. Any time I feel like getting my hands dirty I have to drive somewhere. Recently we had to haul the old trawler we call home. Refreshing the anti-fouling bottom paint is a necessary task that needs to be done every few years...
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Shows & Events

Bring Back The Natives Garden Tour This year the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is sponsoring a series of fall plant sales...

Clever Gardening Technique

Locate Tomato Hornworms Tomato hornworms are very destructive and almost invisible. These large caterpillars can consume...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Plants a Bath
  • Harvest Zucchini, Squash, and Cucumber
  • Harvest Lavender
  • Groom Heuchera
  • Build a Watering Basin

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