Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden


Still Eating Bolting Veggies -- To A Point

Disappointed that some of your overwintering leafy veggies are bolting already? You can indeed continue to eat from those plants, at least to a certain point, and some much longer than others. Here are some tips to get that extra couple of weeks of...
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Shows & Events

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase On April 30, from 11 am to 4 pm, Mar Vista's third annual, self-guided garden tour comprises a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Containers Are Everywhere Container gardens can begin with just about any container -- an old wheelbarrow, bathtub, bird...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Weather Lovers
  • Wait on Warm-Weather Lovers
  • Feed Vegetables with Manure Tea
  • Roses Are Busting Out All Over
  • Letting Bulbs Finish

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