Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden


Late Spring Tree Care

The weather from now through June is ideal for planting citrus, avocados, and other tender trees such as kiwis, kumquats, and pomegranates. In frost-free areas, also try cherimoya, guava, mango, and passion fruit. For containers, be sure to choose...
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Shows & Events

Around the World in 127 Acres On Saturday, May 7, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, The Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, presents...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Flowers for More Beneficials To encourage beneficial insects to populate your garden, provide them with their chosen foods...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Edible Flowers
  • Control Hornworms On Tomatoes
  • Plant Water-Conserving Shrubs
  • Prune and Plant Groundcovers
  • Pinch Plants For Bushiness

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