Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It’s bulb-planting time, and if you’re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden


Starting the Fall and Winter Garden

It's planting time for the next season of good eating and beautiful flowers. The cooler temperatures make this a welcome time to be outside working in the garden. Edibles The shorter days require us to sow or transplant two or three times the...
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Shows & Events

Plant Sales Celebrate National Herb Month at the Huntington Botanic Gardens. On October 9th at 2:30 p.m. in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mini-Greenhouses Cut off the bottoms of clear plastic gallon jugs and use the tops as mini-greenhouses. They...
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Regional Reminders

  • Troubleshooting Poor Germination
  • Make Multiple Bulb Plantings
  • Forcing Bulbs Indoors
  • Transplant While Soil is Warm
  • Switch Fertilizers

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