Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2010
Regional Report

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Primal Scream

National News

Daylilies are popular plants because they are easy to grow and come in an incredible array of colors, sizes and bloom times. One way to help make a selection from among the many offerings at...

Award Winning Roses

It's never too soon to start planning ahead in the garden. Eager rose lovers will be happy to learn that All-America Rose Selections has already released the names of its two 2011 award winners!...

Landscape to Save Energy

As the cost of energy increases, we are all looking for ways to save. Energy-Wise Landscape Design: A New Approach for your Home and Garden by landscape architect Sue Reed (New Society...

Nurturing Community Gardens

For the many people who want to garden, but don't have a place of their own on which to plant, community gardens are a great solution. If you're interested in starting a community garden in your...

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In the Garden


Now, Heat-Loving Plants Galore!

May is the ideal month to plant the heat-lovers--the vegetables and flowers that seem to thrive and bloom more lustily when the weather's hot and sunny. Earlier in spring and later in fall, we coddle them to stretch the seasons, but now is when they...
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Shows & Events

78th Annual Chrysanthemum Society Plant Sale Saturday and Sunday, May 22 & 23, 9am-4pm. Some 150 varieties of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings...

Clever Gardening Technique

Trellises = more, healthier yield Trellises provide support for greater fruit production per square foot of soil and over longer...
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Regional Reminders

  • Different varieties for different harvest timing
  • Corn as bean supports
  • Let newly-planted perennial veggies grow
  • Destroy peach-leaf curl infected leaves
  • Prune and root cuttings

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