Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden


Playful Activities in the Garden

The mother exclaimed in wonderment, "My son wants to grow beets! He's never liked beets before, but now he wants to grow them in our garden. He loves this shredded beet salad you made, and the beet cake is wonderful." Her amazement followed her son's...
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Web Finds

Agriculture in the Classroom The California Foundation for Agriculture In the Classroom site has all sorts of great...


Children's Gardens Children's Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Volunteers (Common Ground Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Veggies Well Watered
  • Pinch Herbs
  • Keep Fruit Off the Ground
  • Cut Back Flowers to Make More
  • Plant Mid-Season Additions

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