Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
New Scented Tuberous Begonia
Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...
Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards
Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...
New Colorful False Indigo
Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...
Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel
Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While its great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for do-it-yourselvers shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...
In the Garden
Now through mid-February is still prime time to prune roses and deciduous fruit trees. However, some gardeners -- especially beginners -- prefer to delay a bit, waiting until the new green sprouts indicate exactly where to trim. If you're one of these...
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Shows & Events
African Violet Show and Sale On Saturday & Sunday, February 21 & 22, 2009, from 10am to 4pm, at the Potting Shed of the...
Clever Gardening Technique
Cultivate So Pests Perish Periodically rough up soil surfaces to bring overwintering pests and their egg cases to die of...
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- Dormant Spraying
- Plant Bare-Root Fruits and Nuts
- Plant Your Gift Poinsettias
- Cutting Back Crape Myrtles
- Hold Off Pruning Spring Bloomers