Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden


Water Deeply So Plant Roots Grow Deeply

Early spring is the time to teach plant roots to grow deeply for their life-sustaining water. By consistently providing moist soil deep in their root zones (2 to 12 inches deep), you'll save on time and the amount of water you must give them during...
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Shows & Events

Book Discussion and Signing Los Angeles garden writer Nan Sterman will discuss and sign copies of her newest book,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Checking Depth of Lawn Watering To test how deeply your irrigation water is penetrating in your lawn, water for the usual length...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deter Tomato Hornworms
  • Fertilize Veggies Every Six Weeks
  • Thin Fruits
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Invite Beneficial Insects

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