Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Air Pollution Reduces Flower Fragrance

National News

The decline of honeybee and native bee populations has been widely reported in the press, and a number of factors have been attributed to the decline, such as mites, disease, and stress. Now air...

New Multicolored Wallflower

Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms....

Choosing Roses for Your Region

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of award-winning roses. For 70 years they have trialed rose varieties across the...

Recipes from the Garden

Rosalind Creasy is considered a leader in the edible landscaping movement. Her famous book, The Complete Guide to Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), is a bible for many home...

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In the Garden


Growing Your Own Sweet Potatoes

There's still time to plant sweet potato shoots for late-summer harvests of those golden tubers full of sweet nutrients. Mysterious problems may arise, and here are some approaches to preventing them. Problem : Stem rot causes young plants to die...
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Shows & Events

Daylily Show and Sale Don't miss the Daylily Show and Sale, Saturday, June 7, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Los...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mum Support Support stems of chrysanthemum plants growing closely in beds with chicken wire unrolled...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spotting Tomato Hornworms
  • Spread Mulch Under Berries
  • Destroy Diseased Leaves
  • Tip-Prune Bloomers
  • Pull Weeds Before They Flower

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