Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

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. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


Tired of Summer Yet?

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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Regional Reminders

  • Alternate Heavy and Light Feeders
  • Fertilize Fruiting Veggies
  • Check Soil Salts Levels
  • Chill Delphinium Seeds
  • Cut Back Reblooming Perennials

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