Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial plant that fits the criteria for plant of the year. Winning plants are widely adapted, have multiple seasons of interest, are low...

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Mowing Less

Many people are interested in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to save energy and limit global warming. While driving less is one of the most obvious ways to do this, mowing your lawn...

New Soil-Moisture Monitor

Knowing when to water containers is often a head-scratching proposition, especially for new gardeners. While it’s important to not let your container plant dry out, the bigger problem is often...

Want to Be a New Farmer? Start Here

Small farming is on the rise. The USDA estimates there are more than 300,000 new farms in the U.S since 2002, with many being run by younger people. All those new farmers are looking for...

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In the Garden


Trees, Nature's Air Filter

Trees and plants are as nature's filtering system. Each day, the average person uses 35 pounds of oxygen -- all of it coming from plants and trees. They literally filter the air by collecting dust and pollutants in the air before they reach our lungs....
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Shows & Events

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show The 39th annual Green Scene Plant and Garden Show extravaganza (Saturday and Sunday, April 18 &...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Basket as Tool Tray Use a shallow, compartmented plastic basket with a handle as a garden carryall for seed packets,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Gentle!
  • Broccoli Harvesting
  • Prune Fuchsias
  • Divide Perennials
  • Plant Drought-Lovers

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