Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gorgeous Gryphon Begonia

National News

Plants that were once considered denizens of indoor windowsills are making a break and heading outside. A wide range of tender perennials are shedding their houseplant image and are being offered...

Healthful Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is good for you. This is the kind of nutritional news we need to hear more often! University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in studying medicinal...

Superior Shastas

Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) have long been garden favorites, valued for their cheerful white flowers that bloom for a long period. Besides the classic, yellow-eyed daisy form, there...

New Garden Books from Taunton Press

Two new gardening books from The Taunton Press, the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine, provide plenty of inspiration and good advice for both beginning and seasoned flower and food...

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In the Garden

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More Planting For More Food

Weeks of perfect transplanting weather and a rainy spring has fostered great development of plants in the garden, establishing them well so they'll produce great crops. Some guidelines for further planting this month: Choose transplants that aren't...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Roger's Gardens Rare Plant Show & Contest Do you have a blue rose, a fragrant hydrangea, or a new species of succulent? Bring your rarest,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Two Fun Things for Kids To Do With Gourds or Pumpkins Shape gourds by wrapping tape around them three or four times where you want the narrow portion...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Last Corn Planting
  • Blossoms But No Squash? Don't Worry!
  • Harvest Celery
  • Take Care of Tender Citrus and Avocados
  • Plant Bulbs for Late Summer Color

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