Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden


Troubleshooting Cucumber Family Problems

You've probably been harvesting cukes and summer squash already so you may feel you've had a successful run so far. However, some challenges may yet appear, so here are some things to look out for. Problem : When vines wilt, and leaves have small...
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Shows & Events

Fall Sale, Tomato Tasting, and Sizzlin' Salsa Contest Bring your best tomatoes for judging, enter your favorite salsa concoctions, and purchase new...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Colander Replace the bottom of a wooden box with half-inch hardware cloth or chicken wire to turn it into...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Herbs
  • Suppport Melons
  • Keep Picking
  • Take Cuttings
  • Water Lawns Early

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