Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Multicolored Bee Balm
Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...
Incredible New Hydrangea
From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular Annabelle hydrangea. Annabelle is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...
New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...
Earthworms Spread Weed Seed
Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...
In the Garden
We haven't had a torridly hot summer, but fall's mildness is a welcome prospect that makes just about any gardening task pleasant. The soil and air are warm but not overly hot. Fresh summer produce is still delicious, but production is slowing down....
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Shows & Events
California Native Plant and Seed Sale The Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley will hold its biggest sale of the year on October 3-4...
Clever Gardening Technique
Old Tires = Planting Beds Old tires can serve a variety of uses besides as tree swings. Single ones filled with soil form...
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- Grow Winter Herbs Indoors
- Get Veggies Growing!
- Sow Edible Cover Crops
- Trim Flowers for More Color
- Color Up Your Lawn