Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden

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Transition Time in the Garden

September's mildness makes just about any gardening tasks pleasant. The soil and air are warm but not overly hot. Fresh summer produce is still delicious, but production is slowing down. Garden tasks center around cleaning up the old garden and...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Pumpkinmania! Pumpkinmania! takes place on October 25, 2009, from 8:30am-2pm at the Centennial Heritage Museum...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garbage Can Covers As Weed Collectors Tops of garbage cans, especially plastic ones with no handles, make easy-to-scoot-around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Strawberries
  • Self-Seeding Herbs
  • Indoor Herbs
  • Feed Citrus
  • Last Rose Pruning, Feeding

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