Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden

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Choosing Crops in Rotation

At the end of each season we have to decide what future crops to plant where. Even if we have only a tiny space or a group of containers on our patios, it's always wise to rotate crops according to families. That is, choose a plant that's in a...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Orchid Show, Sale, Speakers The South Bay Orchid Society sponsors this September 29-30 weekend event at the South Coast...

Clever Gardening Technique

Towers of Tires Old tires can be used for many things besides tree swings. Single ones filled with soil form...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Veggies For Winter Eating
  • Pamper Seeds
  • Pinch Vines to Ripen Fruit
  • Get Flowering Shrubs Blooming
  • Plant Trees

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