Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden


Beginning July: Still Spring

July is usually a month of opposites in the garden. Summer's heat is upon us, and we're harvesting crops; but Fall's cool weather is around the corner, and we should begin planning the cool-weather garden. But, this year is different. It may...
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Shows & Events

Insect Festival July 12-13, at the Quail Botanic Garden, festivities will include bug experts, honeybees, crafts,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Nursery Containers as Irrigation Wells Gallon- or larger-sized containers with holes punched in the lower halves and bottoms can be...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinching Herbs
  • Transplanting Veggies
  • Hot-Weather Transplanting Tips
  • Adding Manure Between Crops
  • Mowing: High and Sharp

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