Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Container Gardening

Container gardens can begin with just about any container -- an old wheelbarrow, bathtub, bird cage, "distinguished-looking" shoe, child's wagon, or even just a camouflaged bag of potting mix. If it'll hold soil or potting mix and a plant, it's fair...
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Shows & Events

TOMATOMANIA Last chance to attend a TOMATOMANIA event this year. From April 29 to May 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Poor Seed Germination? Poor germination of seeds may result from several conditions. The seeds may be too old, poorly...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow and Transplant Spring and Summer Veggies
  • Add Some Herbs
  • Plant Heat-Loving Trees
  • Thin Fruits
  • Build a Simple Compost Pile

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