Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden


A Legacy of Dirt Under the Fingernails

My parents were the energy behind my loving gardening so much that I've made a career out of it. My dad grew up in the mountains of what is now near Zagreb, Croatia. My Mom was born and bred in Chicago, although her family came from old Bohemia,...
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Shows & Events

Edible Landscapes: Blueberries, Artichokes, Capers & More Come learn how to grow some less commonly grown edible landscape plants on April 23, 9 a.m., at...

Web Finds

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants The great news from the Wildflower Hotline at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Summer-Lovers
  • Start Herbs
  • Grow Edible Flowers
  • Fertilize Spring Bulbs
  • Keep Seed Bed From Crusting

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