Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden


Planning the Fall and Winter Garden

In the midst of all this summer warmth, it's time to begin planning our fall and winter garden- the one we'll be eating and enjoying color from for the next six months. Here are some things to consider. Which New Vegetable Crops Should Follow Those...
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Shows & Events

Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer Thursday, September 16, begins the Fall class session of Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tools Lost in the Overgrowth? Paint tool handles and a foot or so of hose at nozzle ends with a bright color of exterior enamel...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Sowing
  • Why Sow Onion Seed vs. Sets?
  • Fruit Tree Clean Up
  • Fruit Tree Watering, Not Feeding
  • Trim Flowers For Repeat Bloom

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