Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect

National News

Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...

New Dwarf Alamanda

Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....

Versailles Gardens Go Green

The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...

New Water-Saving Sprinkler System

With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...

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In the Garden

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Storing Your Harvest

Now that we've enjoyed our first harvests of those longed-for summer delights like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and peppers, we can begin to think of how to store the burgeoning yields for winter pleasure. Here are some ideas: 1. Dry and store...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Dahlia and Begonia Shows Both dahlias and begonias will be featured Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, at South Coast...

Clever Gardening Technique

Rake For Support An old rake makes a perfect support for a fruit tree branch heavy with fruit. Tuck the branch...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinching Herbs
  • Brown Rot Fungus on Peaches
  • Clean Up Fallen Fruit
  • Move Bulbs From Wet Areas
  • Leave Sunflowers for Birds

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