Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry
Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...
The Lowdown on Organic Sprays
Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...
Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees
Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...
High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses
A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. Weve all done it, whether as kids...
In the Garden
Even though we've been blessed with temperatures mostly below 90 degrees, with only a few scorchers above 95 so far this summer, I'm getting really tired of having to endure the heat between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and avoiding going outside except for...
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Shows & Events
Dahlia Show and Sale The South Coast Botanic Garden will host a Dahlia Show and Sale on Saturday, August 18 and...
Clever Gardening Technique
Baking Soda for Mildew Simple household baking soda will get rid of mildew in your home and garden. Dissolve about 1/4...
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- Alternate Heavy and Light Feeders
- Fertilize Fruiting Veggies
- Check Soil Salts Levels
- Chill Delphinium Seeds
- Cut Back Reblooming Perennials