Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ‘Night Owl’ combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden

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Kick-Start Your Summer Garden

No more waiting and wondering if we'll have more cold, rainy weather. No more debating whether to put in those seeds and transplants of heat-loving veggies and posies. Go for it! Remove those cold-weather cloches, and let the plants unfurl their...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Attract Butterflies and Bees To attract butterflies to your garden, plant asters, lantanas, butterfly bush, marigolds, sweet...

Clever Gardening Technique

Protect Baby Plants Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly sprouted...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Summer-Loving Veggies
  • Plant Posies
  • Feed Strawberries
  • Add Mulch
  • Don't Recycle Your Weeds!

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