Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

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In the Garden

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Tomato Problems

For many of us, tomatoes are why we garden. Other veggies and flowers may bring us pleasure, but tomatoes are what satisfies our yearning. When things go wrong with our tomatoes, we're distraught. Here are some common problems with plant growth, their...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Lavenders for Fragrance and Flavor Susan McRae, owner and founder of California Lavenders in Ojai, will discuss landscape, culinary,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Milk Carton Blanching Slip half-gallon milk cartons with the tops and bottoms cut off over celery plants to blanch them...
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Regional Reminders

  • Feeding Veggie Bloomers
  • Harvest Daily
  • Feed Fruit Trees
  • Root Woody Cuttings
  • Caring for Roses

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