Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams

National News

Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed...

Grow Figs in a Pot

Fresh figs are a treat, especially if you eat them right off the tree. However, most varieties are only hardy to USDA zone 8 (although the roots of some varieties are hardy to USDA zone 6). In...

Birds Eat More Weed Seed in Organic Fields

It's thought that organic farms have lots of bird and wildlife activity because of the lack of harmful chemicals that are sprayed on the fields. Birds, in particular, are welcome because they are...

Vacation Plant Treatment to Resist Drought

Summer vacations are often a tough time on plants, and can be challenging for the gardener, too. You have to get a neighbor, friend, or relative to come in and water the plants or take a chance it...

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In the Garden


Watering In Drought Times

Water is life. For plants, it's that simple. For us, however, it's expensive and potentially in short supply again this summer. And rationing looms. Proper watering is most important to ensure continued healthy growth of vegetable plants. Keeping...
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Shows & Events

Daylily Sale, Tour, Judging Sunday, June 14, 1-4pm, at Quail Botanic Gardens will be Daylily Day. Southwest Hemerocallis...

Clever Gardening Technique

Olive Oil Deters Ants Keep ants off of your hummingbird feeder by spreading olive oil on the tip that dispenses the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cucumbers + Beans = No Beetles
  • Don't Fret About Aphids
  • Bees = Pollination
  • Butterflies = Beauty
  • Root Tip Cuttings

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