Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden


Teach Plants to Drink Deeply

Teaching plant roots to grow deeply for water will lessen their irrigation needs during hot weather. Make sure that irrigation drip lines, soaker hoses, sprinklers, and trenches are in place before root systems get too large. That means now,...
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Shows & Events

Rose Show and Sale The South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula is having a rose show and sale on...

Clever Gardening Technique

Manure Tea Make manure tea by placing a container in the sun and filling it with one part manure and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Weather Veggies
  • Dealing With Tomato Hornworms
  • Give Veggies Slow Food
  • Plant Summer Bulbs
  • Pinch for Fullness

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