Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden

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Preserving the Garden's Excess

Has your garden outproduced itself? Is it continuing to ripen veggies you've already grown tired of? Instead of leaving it on the vine to shrivel and dry up, preserve it! In winter, you'll thank yourself! Freezing Excess vine-ripened tomatoes...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Late-Summer Rose Care Learn techniques for growing gorgeous roses in fall from American Rose Society Consulting...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pulling Unwanted Seedlings Use pliers to pull tree seedlings without having them break off at ground level and grow back...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Veggies
  • Pinch Veggie Blossoms
  • Transplant Strawberry Runners
  • Stop Fertilizing Trees
  • Harvest Flowers for Drying

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