Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
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New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas
Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea Endless Summer for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), Endless Summer blooms on new...
Dual-Use Water Nozzle
Its time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water thats good for washing cars and driveways, they arent the best for watering...
Unique Double-Flowered Hostas
Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. Theyre carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...
Avoid Cypress Mulch
Hurricane Katrinas destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. Its estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...
In the Garden
The weather from now through June is ideal for planting citrus, avocado, kiwi, kumquat, and pomegranate, and other tender trees. In frost-free areas, also try cherimoya, guava, mango, and passion fruit. For containers, be sure to choose dwarf...
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Favorite or New Plant
Perennials for Dry and Moist Conditions 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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- Handle Seedlings Gently
- Pluck Strawberry Blossoms
- Harvesting Asparagus
- Pruning Fuchsias
- Fertilize Everything