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A Gardener's Companion for the San Joaquin Valley

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The Gardener's Companion is a beautiful and useful book that will grow more valuable to you as you enter notes about your own garden. The San Joaquin Valley offers rich gardening opportunities in a unique climate. Most other gardening books do not address the Central California climate. The Gardener's Companion provides monthly and seasonal information for planting, harvesting, pruning, and general maintenance in our area. Each monthly section is arranged in the same way so that as you become familiar with the layout of the book, finding your notes for later reference will be easy. Plant lists include the more successful plants for our area. The Companion Order Form is available should you wish to mail order this great publication.



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Special Topics - The table below outlines A Gardener’s Companion special monthly topics.

 

Integrated Pest Management

Tree & Shrub Care

Feature

January

Dormant Sprays

Training Young Trees

Roses

February

Fire Blight

Pruning Mature Trees

Citrus

March

Codling Moth

Quality Tree Selection

Herbs

April

Proper Lawn Care

When to Prune

Vegetable Gardening

May

Natural Enemies of Pests

Trees for Small Spaces

Garden Pests

June

Pesticide Labels

Pruning Hedges

Irrigation

July

Protecting Groundwater

Tree Placement

Composting

August

Avoiding Landscape Problems

Pruning to Control Disease

Indoor Plants

September

Mulch

Tree Staking

Turf Grass Selection

October

Monitor Your Garden for Pests

Tools and Safety

Drought Tolerant Plants

November

Ant Management in the Home

Frost Protection

Bulbs

December

Mistletoe

Pruning Techniques

Gifts from the Garden

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