Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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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

Fullerton Arboretum 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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