Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies

National News

Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...

Best Birches for the South

White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...

Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...

Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...

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In the Garden


A Plentiful Garden

We've had such a wonderfully long spring -- mild days in the 70s, nights in the 50s, and moist, foggy mornings -- that I've only had to water the garden every other week for the most part. I finally pulled up the edible and flowering peas, and planted...
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Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale Hundreds of award-winning plants will be on view, and lots more for sale, at the Cactus and...

Web Finds

Common Ground Garden Program The Common Ground Garden Program provides lots of great gardening information. Monthly garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sowing More Veggies
  • Learn the Needs of Different Herbs
  • Be Patient About Squash Fruits
  • Feeding and Watering Roses
  • Move Indoor Plants Outdoors

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