Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Sunflower

National News

Sunflowers are the quintessential summer flower. Over the past 20 years great strides have been made in breeding sunflowers to create shorter, multi-branching plants and more colorful flower...

Easier Way to Start Seeds

Trying to handle tiny seeds, such as carrot, pansy, and lettuce, and drop the right number into a cell pack can be tricky. With inexpensive seeds, there's no worry about using more than you need,...

Peppermint-Striped Hydrangea

The Forever & Ever line of big-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) features compact, mounding, 2- to 3-foot-tall shrubs that bloom on both old and new wood. The shrubs grow best in USDA...

Get to the Root of the Matter

Any gardener knows that plant roots are critical to growth, flowering, and fruiting. Strong roots enable plants to withstand pest attacks, adverse weather, and poor gardening practices. For the...

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In the Garden


Roses, Wonderful Roses

Now through mid-February is bare-root rose planting time. So it's time to pick your favorites. Don't know where to begin? How about choosing based on scent? The seven basic scents most often found in hybrid tea roses are apple, clover, lemon,...
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Shows & Events

All About Leaves On Saturday, February 9th, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Milk Jug Greenhouses To protect seedlings outdoors from the cold and possible frost, and to give them a bit of a boost...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Perennial Veggies Now
  • Mix in Manure
  • Plant Grapes and Berry Vines
  • Plant Strawberries
  • Don't Prune Spring Bloomers

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