Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden


Spring Care of Fruit Trees

Early spring care of fruit trees includes planting heat-lovers and not hurrying deciduous ones. Citrus and avocado trees do best when they're planted from late this month through May, as the weather warms up. Choose a southwest exposure that's...
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Shows & Events

38th Annual Green Scene Plant and Garden Show On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fullerton Arboretum's 26...

Clever Gardening Technique

Removing Transplants An old fork or spoon will separate and lift seedlings gently from flats, and the handle (or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant an Array of Lettuces
  • Transplant Cool-Season Veggies and Bare-Root Fruits
  • Give Veggies Needed Sun
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Multiplying Perennials

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