Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Flowering Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susans, are native American wildflowers that have recently gone through a breeding revolution. There are many new selections of this tough, easy-to-grow perennial that...

Online Tool Helps Calculate Carbon Sequestration of Trees

Much of the talk about reducing the effects of global warming has revolved around the amount of carbon dioxide that gets emitted into the atmosphere. One way to reduce CO2 emissions to plant more...

Plants Help People in Hospitals Heal Faster

All gardeners know that plants -- and flowers in particular -- can bring a smile to someone's face. But can flowers be used to help people recover from illnesses? Researchers at Kansas State...

New Sweet Corn with Purple Cob

Nothing is more rewarding than munching on sweet corn harvested fresh from your garden. There are lots of sweet corn types available, from old heirlooms to supersweet varieties. Recently breeders...

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In the Garden


Spring, Lovely Spring

Our daytime temperatures of high 70s and nighttime temperatures of high 40s make for the perfect spring. That record-long burst of 80-degree temperatures really made everything pop. Some of my alstroemerias are blooming along with the early peaches,...
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Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale The South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale features beautiful cactus and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hand Lotion and Surgical Gloves Give your hands a moisturizing treatment as you garden by lavishly spreading them with hand...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Potatoes!
  • Last Chance to Plant Bare-Root!
  • Feed Established Fruit Trees
  • Plant Bulbs for Spring and Summer Color
  • Keep Lawns Mowed

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