Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden

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Think Ahead to Winter Harvests

You'll have a winter gold mine in your garden if you start seeds for overwintering crops this month and next. Yes, it's too hot to think about doing anything now but harvest and water and escape the heat, but think ahead to winter vegetable prices ......
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Resources

Shows & Events

Orchid Show and Sale The South Coast Botanic Garden will host an orchid show and sale September 24 and 25, 2005; 9...

Clever Gardening Technique

Drying Overripe Fruit Drying is an excellent choice for preserving fruit that is not very sweet or not quite ripe, as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Consider Salt Content of Soil
  • Freeze Tomatoes
  • Pinch Vigorous Veggies
  • Clean Up Around Fruit Trees
  • Lightly Prune Flowers

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