Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes
Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...
Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful
From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...
The Best Veronicas
There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...
Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...
In the Garden
Feed all plants with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer containing micro-nutrients in addition to the basic nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash/potassium (N-P-K). Well-nourished plants not only develop into stronger plants and produce more flowers...
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Favorite or New Plant
It's OK To Love Your Bit of Lawn! You can use less water and still have a beautiful lawn. Water early in the morning, preferably...
Clever Gardening Technique
Chicken-Wire Rack as Horizonal Trellis Make a raised rack as a horizontal trellis for vining crops. Fasten chicken wire to a...
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- Follow Heavy-Feeders With Lighter Ones
- Efficient Veggies
- Concentrate Melon Sweetness
- Shape Hedges
- Night-Blooming Cereus