Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it’s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


Water Beautifies the Garden

Whether in a pond, sprinkler, fountain, or waterfall, water beautifies the garden. Glimmering surfaces and ripples offer visual delight as they catch the sun's sparks. Drips and rivulets provide musical pleasures. Plants that love water enable the...
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Shows & Events

Recycling Household Throwaways Into Garden Tools Come get ideas for reusing household items in the garden on June 9 (Thursday), 2:30 p.m., in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Baskets Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly sprouted seedlings...
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Regional Reminders

  • Destroy Leaves Afflicted With Peach Leaf Curl
  • Water Deeply
  • Attract Bees and Butterflies
  • Maintain Thick Mulch
  • Love Your Lawn

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