Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


Early Spring Fruit Tree Tips

Tree roots are way longer than you thought! They can extend almost four times beyond the distance from the trunk to the dripline. The longest ones -- the "feeder" roots -- are near the soil surface. Keep walkways, decks, and other heavy-traffic and...
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Shows & Events

Green Scene Plant Sale On Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, 10am-4pm, Fullerton Arboretum will hold its annual spring...

Clever Gardening Technique

Transplanting Help An old fork or spoon will separate and lift seedlings gently from flats, and the handle (or a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Determine Your Soil's Texture
  • Pluck Strawberry Blossoms
  • Give Veggies the Right Light
  • Harvest Peas ASAP!
  • Drought-Resistant Flowering Plants

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