Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden


Spring Into Summer?

Everything in my garden is growing grandly, with daytime and evening temperatures comfortable for people as well as plants. Beets are deliciously sweet. Tomatoes are full of blossoms and expanding fruits. Reseeded lettuce plants are providing salads...
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Shows & Events

56th Annual Culver City Garden Club Annual Show & Plant Sale The 56th Annual Culver City Garden Club Annual Show & Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, June...

Clever Gardening Technique

Milk Cartons for Blanching Celery Stems Slip half-gallon milk cartons with the tops and bottoms cut off over celery plants to blanch...
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Regional Reminders

  • Efficient Vegetables
  • Feed When Blooming
  • No First Squash?
  • Thin Fruits
  • Pinch Bloomers

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