Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Roses for Your Valentine

National News

It will be Valentine's Day soon, and what better gift to give a loved one than roses. But instead of spending lots of money on cut flowers that will wither in a week’s time, why not treat your...

Sweet Raisin Cherry Tomato

Cherry tomatoes are a popular summer garden vegetable and a favorite with kids. There are many varieties available, such as 'Sungold' and 'Super Sweet 100', that tout a high sugar content. They...

New Environmentally Friendly Slow-Release Fertilizer

Fertilizers are added to lawns and gardens across the country at alarming rates. While they may be necessary for plant growth, excess fertilizer runs off into streams, rivers, and waterways,...

2010 Garden Trends

It's a new decade and new trends are sprouting up everywhere. Gardening is no exception! Each year, the Garden Media Group polls professionals in the lawn and garden industry to see what they...

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In the Garden


Last of Winter and First of Spring

Our gardens are on the upswing with lengthening days, rain-soaked soil, and nary a chill-damaged leaf. We've been thoroughly enjoying 7 kinds of lettuce, 5 kinds of kale, baby bok choy, celery, peas, peppers, and beets -- harvested when they're an...
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Shows & Events

The Colorful Case of Luther Burbank Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:30pm. Inspired by Darwin, Burbank developed the Burbank potato,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hand Cream Protection Give your hands a moisturizing treatment as you garden by lavishly spreading them with hand...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Potatoes
  • Sunburn Protection
  • Last Dormant Spray
  • Spring and Summer Bulbs
  • Pull Baby Weeds

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