Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2008
Regional Report

Tool or Gardening Product

Cat Stop
I have had a lot of questions about keeping cats out of cultivated soil. Luckily, Lee Valley Farms has a new product called Cat Stop that uses a heat-sensor trigger to detect cats in the garden. It emits a high-frequency ultrasonic sound that covers an area approximately 330 square feet -- large enough for most vegetable gardens. The unit is weatherproof and will mount on a stake or fence. Batteries not included. $49 at Lee Valley Farms:

Shows & Events

Live at the Garden
Enjoy live music in the wonderful setting of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in Fort Bragg on Sunday, September 7th, beginning at 2 p.m. The event will have beer, wine, food, and fabulous music. Come early and stroll 47 acres of beautiful gardens before the music begins. Tickets are $20 for lawn; $35 for general admission; $75 for VIP; $30 for advance general. To purchase tickets in advance, call (707) 964-4352 ext. 22. In-person tickets available in Fort Bragg at the garden and at the Harvest Market; in Mendocino at Out of This World
Color & Light Studio. Tickets also available at the garden the day of the event. For more info, go to:


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