Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden


Pairing Bulbs with Perennials and Annuals

Bulbs to plant for spring bloom can be purchased now for first-choice quality. These include alliums, amaryllis, anemones, brodiaeas, crocuses, daffodils, freesias (so fragrant!), fritillarias, galanthus, baby glads, glory-of-the-snows, grape and Dutch...
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Shows & Events

Fall Festival Native plants and wildflowers are the theme at the Theodore Payne Foundation's annual fall...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mark Those Bulbs As you plant spring- and summer-blooming bulbs, mark their locations, so you don't damage them...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Seedbeds Moist
  • Herbs for Wintering Indoors
  • Plant Saffron Crocus
  • Prune Leggy Plants
  • Plant Irises, Daylilies, and Lilies

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