Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden

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Trees' First Spring Growth

Trees are finally part of the Spring Fling. Citrus are ripening fruit and setting blossoms, perfuming the air. Early peaches and nectarines have already set their fruit and foliage and are awaiting thinning. Mid-season-bearing ones are in full bloom,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Dave Wilson Nursery Dave Wilson Nursery is a wonderful website for home fruit tree growers. Under "The Home Fruit...

Clever Gardening Technique

Want Beneficial Insects? To encourage beneficial insects to populate your garden, provide them with their chosen foods...
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Regional Reminders

  • Summer Lettuce
  • Plant Tender Trees
  • Feed Roses
  • Prune Dead Wood
  • Check Irrigation Depth

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