Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden

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Gardening in Our Communities and Schools

Great things happen when a community or school garden gets started. Neighbors and passers-by exclaim joy and relief that "something's finally happening" to a blighted or underused plot of land. Order comes out of chaos. Weeds are displaced by fragrant...
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Resources

Web Finds

Common Ground Garden Program The University of California Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County Common Ground Garden...

Books

A Guide for Starting Children's Gardens Children's Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Volunteers is a book that helps...
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Regional Reminders

  • Growing Bulb Onions
  • Pluck Strawberry Blooms
  • Start Herbs From Seed
  • Plant Citrus and Avocado Trees
  • Plant Summer-Blooming Bulbs

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