Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden

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Fruit Trees and Vines

Early summer is the time to tend to fruiting plants to get them on the path to producing the best crops possible. No matter what the summer weather brings, there are certain routines that can give these plants a good chance of staying healthy and...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Native Plant Sale The Theodore Payne Foundation has been promoting southern California plants for decades, and its...

Clever Gardening Technique

Salvaging Almost-Bitter Lettuce As lettuce starts to bolt (sending up its seed stalk) and leaves begin to feel leathery, taste a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Put in Transplants
  • Plant Successive Crops
  • Foil Snails and Slugs
  • Be Selective When Spreading Manure
  • Keep Deadheading

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