Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It’s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you’re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


Summer Watering

In our climate summer watering is crucial, and we can make the job easier by maximizing the benefit of the water we apply. Here are some strategies that can keep your plants thriving in the heat. Deep Watering To get the roots growing deeply into...
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Favorite or New Plant

Glorious Roses Lightly prune, feed, and water roses on a weekly or biweekly basis to encourage them to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Prolonging Cereus Blooms Enjoy your night-blooming cereus for up to a week by cutting and refrigerating the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Look for Female Squash Blossoms
  • Flick Tomato Blossoms
  • Leave Corn Suckers
  • Dry Mature Garlic and Onions
  • Fertilize For Fruit and Blooms

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