Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Short, Colorful Mullein

National News

Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...

New Everbearing Blackberries

For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ‘Heritage’. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...

Star Search for New Plants

Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...

Biodegradable Cell Phones

The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...

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In the Garden

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Getting Started in this Year's Garden

Now's the time most people actually get out into the garden. Here are some first steps to preparing your garden soil, getting seeds started, and deciding what to plant where. Improving the Soil Raised beds with lots of organic matter added...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Deterring Snails and Slugs To discourage snails and slugs from eating a prized crop, try surrounding the area with the...

Shows & Events

Celebrate Trees Arbor Day is celebrated in California on March 7, in honor of horticulturist Luther Burbank's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Cool Crops and Berry Roots
  • Harvesting Broccoli
  • Planting Trees
  • Protecting Long Feeder Roots
  • Getting Lawns Ready for Spring

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