Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New ÂBlack PearlÂ Tomato
Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...
Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths
Weve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....
New Dwarf AngelÂs Trumpet
Angels trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....
What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first glow-in-the-dark cut flowers. Freshly...
In the Garden
February in southern California means starting a new garden, and we can now get into high gear choosing seed varieties to sow and searching for the earliest tomato seedlings to plant. But remember to finish pruning dormant fruit trees and perennials,...
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Shows & Events
Camellia Heaven Descanso Gardens, the mother of all camellia forests, will host a Camellia Festival on February...
Clever Gardening Technique
Towers of 'Tatoes Reuse old tires by placing them around potato plants covered to their tips with compost. As the...
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- Plant Potatoes
- Choose Carrot Varieties to Match Your Soil Type
- Plant the Last of Bare-Root Plants
- Force Blooming Branches
- Practice Good Mowing Techniques