Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Sun-Tolerant Caladium

National News

Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...

Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...

New Animal Control for Gardens

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there’s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...

Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes

Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...

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In the Garden


Keeping Veggies Growing

Vegetable growth moves into high gear this month, with heat-lovers thriving and setting fruit. To keep plants growing lustily and producing greater yields, feed eggplants, peppers, squash, and tomatoes when they blossom. Assure a plentiful set of...
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Shows & Events

Culver City Garden Club Show and Plant Sale The 55th Annual Culver City Garden Club Show and Plant Sale will be held Saturday, June 28, from...

Clever Gardening Technique

Raise Fruits Off the Ground Protect vine vegetables and melons from snails and slugs by lifting the fruits up onto cans,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Rootbound Transplants
  • Use Transplant Foliage to Shade Soil
  • Allow Corn Suckers to Grow
  • Encourage Roses Galore
  • Water Plants Deeply

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