Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Tapioca

National News

Tropical foliage plants continue to be popular, and a new ornamental selection of the tropical food plant tapioca promises to shine in any landscape. The variegated tapioca ( Manihot esculenta...

Simple Way to Reduce Peach Brown Rot

Brown rot fungal disease can adversely affect the health of peach trees and fruits. To reduce the need for spraying to control this disease, researchers in France tried changing some common...

New Deer-Control Product

Deer browsing on shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables is a big problem throughout the country. Some gardeners fence out the deer, others try various taste and smell deterrents. Here’s another...

World’s Largest Daphne

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But...

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In the Garden


Planting Succession Crops

Even with our true summer heat upon us, we can still be planting some seeds and tiny plants. We just have to be selective and take some extra precautions to assure success, then escape back indoors or at least into the shade with a cool drink!...
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Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale Rare and unusual cacti and other plants from xeric or desert regions throughout the world will be...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pantyhose for Grape Clusters Slip 8-inch sections of old pantyhose over grape clusters, tying the tops and bottoms with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Melons
  • Harvesting Onions and Garlic
  • Keeping Roses Blooming
  • Proper Mowing For Healthy Grass
  • Painting Tree Trunks

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