Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Toad Lily

National News

Toad lilies ( Tricyrtis formosana ) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the...

San Francisco Becomes More Food Sustainable

Creating a healthy, sustainable food system is on many people's minds these days. Books, articles, and documentaries highlight pockets of successful programs across the country. Now, one city is...

National Indoor Gardening Day

While many gardeners in the country are enjoying the fruits of their summer labors, some forward-looking folks are focusing on a time of year when, for most of us, our gardening will be limited to...

What’s Woolch Mulch?

While in England this past summer, I noticed gardeners using wool around plants that slugs love. It appears the wool deters the slugs and snails from eating the foliage. Well, here’s a new idea...

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In the Garden


Planning the Fall and Winter Garden

August's garden bounty can be too much, just enough, or too little; but it's always a starting point in determining what to plant -- or what not to plant -- next time around. Now you know from experience that the whole packet of zucchini seeds -- or...
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Shows & Events

Salvia Spectacular Plant Sale On Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2009, 10am-4pm, the Fullerton Arboretum's Potting Shed...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sunflowers for Both Gardeners and Birds Cover sunflower seed heads with cheesecloth when birds start pecking, but also leave a couple...
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Regional Reminders

  • Allow Last Veggie Blooms
  • Last Fertilizer for Berries
  • Fruit Tree Attention
  • Last Fruit Tree Feeding
  • Root Cuttings for New Plants

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