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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protecting Trees during Construction

National News

Whether you're building on a new site or adding on to or renovating your existing home, you undoubtedly recognize the value of the existing trees on your property and want to keep them healthy and...

Helping Veterans with Green Spaces

Gardeners know the feeling of peace and well-being that working out in the garden brings. Now Keith Tidwell, a senior Extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell...

White to Rose Geranium

Who doesn't love geraniums! They are easy to grow and the epitome of cheerfulness. And while bright red blossoms are classic, there is lots more to explore in the geranium world. One of the...

Year of the Watermelon

For all of you for whom summer just wouldn't be summer without a sweet crisp watermelon to sink your teeth into, you'll be glad to learn that the National Garden Bureau has declared 2013 as the...

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In the Garden


Container Basics

First, The Pot For ease of maintenance, use a large pot. Big pots don't need to be watered as often, and you can fit lots of plants into them. The minimum size is 14 inches, 16 inches is perfect, and anything over 18 inches can't be moved unless you...
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Web Finds

Cactus Pruner If you are a cactus "aficionado" but hate like the dickens to get in there to prune, Cactus...

Shows & Events

San Francisco Botanical Garden Perennial Plant Sale Come by for a unique opportunity to admire and acquire an outstanding selection of plants seldom...
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Regional Reminders

  • Patrol for Budworms
  • Fertilize Tuberous Begonias
  • Look Closely for Tomato Hornworms
  • Pinch Fuchsias
  • Prune Rhododendrons and Azaleas

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