Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden


Chives: The Delicate Onion

Chives are hardy perennials in the onion family that are grown for their mild-flavored leaves rather than for their bulbs. Cultivated for nearly 5,000 years and native to Greece, Sweden, the Alps, and parts of northern Britain, chives are used for...
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Shows & Events

Waterwise Landscaping and Irrigation Seminar Attend free water conservation and "smart" irrigation classes at the Waterwise Landscaping and...

Favorite or New Plant

Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects To encourage beneficial insects to populate your garden, provide them with their chosen foods...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Successive Crops of Summer Lettuce
  • Keep Onions From Splitting
  • Plant and Prune Ground Covers
  • Keep On Top of Weeds
  • Build a Compost Pile

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