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
The weather from now through June is ideal for planting citrus, avocados, and other tender trees such as kiwis, kumquats, and pomegranates. In frost-free areas, also try cherimoya, guava, mango, and passion fruit. For containers, be sure to choose...
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Favorite or New Plant
PERENNIALS: DROUGHT-RESISTANT, AND WATER-LOVERS Perennials with great tolerance for drought include achillea, anaphalis, artemisia,...
Clever Gardening Technique
SEPARATING SEEDLINGS An old fork or spoon will separate and lift seedlings gently from flats, and the handle (or...
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- PLUCK STRAWBERRY BLOSSOMS
- HARVESTING ASPARAGUS
- PRUNING FUCHSIAS
- FEED EVERYTHING