Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden


Spring Into Summer Veggies

Our extraordinarily cool Spring and now Early Summer has been a boon to working in the garden and getting seeds and seedlings going. In past years, we%d already have had a week or two of 100+ degree weather that%s unpleasant for people and plants...
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Shows & Events

Perennial Plant Sale Saturday-Sunday, June 19-20, 10am-4pm. Hundreds of perennials and other plants will be...

Clever Gardening Technique

Milk Cartons = Sweeter Celery Slip half-gallon milk cartons with the tops and bottoms cut off over celery plants to blanch...
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Regional Reminders

  • Still-Coolish? Sow these.
  • Last Corn Planting
  • Blossoms But No Squash? No Problem!
  • More Plants From Trimmings
  • Cut Roses Later in the Day

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