Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


The Smaller the Lawn, the Better

As we've become more concerned about water conservation, the lushness and velvety feel of lawns beneath our bare feet have become forbidden pleasures, at least in the huge expanses typical in Midwestern and eastern locales. However, as we reduce the...
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Shows & Events

Wildflower Field Trip Join Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum on a field trip by carpool to the best wildflower viewing...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bird-Nesting Materials If you like to provide birds with nesting materials, the Aububon Society recommends staying away...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvesting Garlic and Onions
  • Remove Fruit Tree Suckers
  • Paint Fruit Tree Trunks
  • Pruning Roses
  • Mulch, Mulch, Mulch

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