Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Photo Contest

National News

Gardening and photography enthusiasts, take note. The editors of NATURE'S BEST Photography magazine invite you to enter their First Annual NATURE'S BEST Backyards photography competition. More...

The Sunniest Sundrops

Sundrops and evening primroses ( Oenothera spp.) are popular perennial flowers that are easy to grow in most parts of the country. While there are more than 120 species available, only a handful...

New Safer, Systemic Fungicide

Diseases such as sudden oak death (SAD), black spot, scab, bacterial blight, and fire blight are the scourge of many trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables. To control these diseases home gardeners...

Grounds for Gardens Perk Up Your Plants

If you're looking for a high-nitrogen soil amendment, attractive mulch for acid-loving plants, or deliciously fragrant addition for your compost heap, seek no further than your neighborhood...

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In the Garden


In the Garden Yet?

Most gardeners have been out in the garden for several weeks already, but anytime this month is a great time to start incorporating soil amendments, sowing seeds, and putting in transplants. The soil is (finally!) dry enough to be worked without...
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Shows & Events

Huntington Botanic Garden Plant Sale The grandaddy of all great plant sales will take place on Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at...

Clever Gardening Technique

How Deep Does Your Watering Go? To test how deeply your irrigation water is soaking, water for the usual length of time and then...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Edible Flowers
  • Foiling Tomato Hornworms
  • Fertilize With Manure Tea and Fish Emulsion
  • Fertilize Trees
  • Plant Summer Bulbs

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