Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


September's Garden Joys

September may just be my favorite gardening month. Soil and air temperatures are warm but not blisteringly hot (we had more than enough of that in June and July!). My taste buds are weary of summer produce (in winter it's hard to imagine tiring of...
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Shows & Events

Huntington's Fall Plant Sale Don't miss the Fall Plant Sale at Huntington Gardens, October 14 and 15, from 10:30 to 4:30. Talk...

Clever Gardening Technique

Triple Tire Treasures Old tires can be used for much more than tree swings. Single ones filled with soil form...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Extra Lettuce Seeds
  • Sow Edible Cover Crops
  • Plant for Spring Color
  • Water and Shade Seedbeds
  • Transplant Perennials and Shrubs

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