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Greetings Laura!

Wondering what you can do in your garden this September? Here are a few tips for those of us in Northern California to improve the space around our homes.
Plant Daffodils-Fragrant 'Falconet' or 'February Gold' are great for containers, and white 'Inbal' or 'Mount Hood' are perfect for planting where yellow doesn't work.
Compost-Gather faded annual flower and vegetable plants (chopping up big ones like tomatoes), and add them to your compost pile. Throw away diseased material, thick stems, and rootballs.
Source: Sunset Magazine September 2010 Issue

Featured This Month:

Hidden Cool-Off Area in Marin

Turn a quick cool-off into an adventure. Hidden just out of sight as you drive along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, the Inkwells feel like a warm-weather revelation. There are two perfect pools among the redwoods and madrones near Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Grab a picnic and a towel for basking, and traipse along Shafter Bridge to follow the trail down to the water.
Source: Sunset Magazine August 2010 Issue

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Health Tip

Change Your Mind
Good news: Video games aren't just a fun escape. "Emerging evidence shows these activities can help us learn better," says Eric Klopfer, associate professor of science and education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Flex your mental muscles this back-to-school season with games like Brain Exercise Life With Dr. Kawashima (free at the iPhone app store) or Luminosity games (

Referral of the Month

Greg the Gardener
Greg’s top priority is your enjoyment of your yard. He takes time to understand the effect you want to achieve and checks back in to see if he’s on the right track. Greg is extremely knowledgeable about plants and irrigation. He is professional, friendly, and focused.
Phone: (415) 850-5529

Going Green Tip

Share a Box
If you are preparing to move, you need boxes. If you recently moved, then you need someone to haul those pesky boxes. does both. Share a box was created by two green-minded REALTORS and connects people and boxes.  Visit for more details.
Source: C.A.R. Green Tip

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Catherine Trahan
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Novato, California 94947

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