Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Win a School Garden During National Garden Month

National News

April is National Garden Month, and for the fifth year in a row, National Gardening Association is asking every gardener to participate in and celebrate gardening during this month. We’re...

Unusual Pure White Zinnia

Zinnias are versatile, easy-to-grow annual flowers that can be planted in annual gardens, perennial gardens, and containers. Many of the large-flowered, dahlia-type zinnias also make excellent cut...

Award-Winning Dwarf River Birch

Each year the Cary Award is given to trees and shrubs with outstanding characteristics that are not widely grown in home landscapes. Although the award is for plants adapted to New England, many...

Fencing Out Slugs

Slugs are the bane of many a gardener's existence. There are many devices available to control slugs, from beer traps to toxic baits. Now there’s a new product that uses the most basic barrier...

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In the Garden


Diagnosing Problems With Lettuce and Peas

We all want to get the garden off to a good start in spring so it can be dismaying when some of our early-planted crops like peas and lettuce develop problems that stump us. Here are some of the more common things that can plague these plants and what...
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Shows & Events

Gardening Without Petrochemicals On Thursday, April 12, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Friends' Hall at the Huntington, landscape...

Clever Gardening Technique

Staking Trees Newly planted trees may need support for a year while they develop strong root systems and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvesting Asparagus
  • Start Warm-Season Veggies
  • Pruning Fuchsias
  • Give Tree Roots Wide Berth
  • Start Fertilizing and Mowing the Lawn

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