Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden


Time to Plant Heat-Lovers

May is the ideal month to plant the heat-lovers -- those vegetables and flowers that seem to thrive and bloom more lustily when the weather's hot and sunny. Earlier in spring and later in fall, we coddle them to stretch the seasons, but now is when they...
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Shows & Events

10th Annual Flower, Art, and Garden Festival "Making Gardening Your Mission" is the theme of the 10th Annual Flower, Art, and Garden Festival...

Clever Gardening Technique

Masking Tape Labels For handy labels, use masking tape. Stick a strip of the tape onto a container of a concentrated...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choosing Varieties
  • Plant Corn in Blocks
  • Leave Pea Vines to Provide Soil Nutrients
  • Removing Suckers and Watersprouts
  • Caring for Roses

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