Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

National News

One of the joys of having a flower garden outdoors is being able to bring some of that beauty indoors. Whether you have a cutting garden from which you can harvest armloads of fresh flowers or...

Frogs and Fungicides

As scientists note a worldwide decline in amphibians, they have come to consider that these animals are perhaps our environment's "canary in the coal mine," giving us early warning of...

Golden "Fire"

Zinnias have long been garden favorites for their bright blossoms and easy culture. But many have one big drawback- susceptibility to fungal diseases. Now gardeners who want a dose of hot color...

All the Dirt on Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to a close for gardeners in many parts of the country. But until frost hits, it's time to harvest and enjoy fresh tomatoes, and perhaps preserve some of the bounty for...

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In the Garden


Bulbs For Holiday Forcing, and For Spring Bloom

Bulbs to plant for spring bloom can be purchased now for first-choice quality. These include alliums, amaryllis, anemones, brodiaeas, crocuses, daffodils, freesias (so fragrant!), fritillarias, galanthus, baby glads, glory-of-the-snows, grape and Dutch...
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Shows & Events

Fall Festival & California Native Plant Sale The Theodore Payne Foundation is having its biggest plant sale of the year on Fridays &...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garbage Can Tops Tops of garbage cans, especially plastic ones with no handles, make easy-to-scoot-around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Still A Good Month To Sow Veggies
  • Moisture and Bright Light for Good Germination
  • Sow Now To Eat All Winter
  • Last Rose Feeding
  • Shrubs With Berries For Cold-Weather Color

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