Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Punch up your Garden with Blackberry Punch

National News

Looking to add some drama to your container plantings and hanging baskets this summer? Add excitement with the smoldering colors of Superbells® Blackberry Punch calibrachoa from Proven...

Find Out Where to Pick-Your-Own

Even if you don't have the space or time to grow all your fruits and vegetables yourself, you can still have the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, local produce yourself at a pick-your-own...

Be Water-wise with a Rain Barrel

Environmentally conscious gardeners -- not to mention thrifty ones -- look for ways to keep from wasting water while minimizing run-off and the pollution and erosion problems it can create. Using...

Top Gardening Books

Every year the American Horticultural Society, whose mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture, presents its annual...

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In the Garden


Purslane: Edible Weed

The first time I became aware that purslane had some culinary/nutritional value was from some Hispanic Master Gardeners on a tour of my garden. I'd just pulled up a pileful of purslane from the bare pathways and other low-maintenance areas where they...
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Web Finds

Pest Notes The University of California Pest Notes series provides detailed information on many garden...

Clever Gardening Technique

Moist Relief Pin a facecloth or hand towel to your waistband to wipe the sweat off your forehead and out of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Refrigerate Tomatoes
  • Stop Watering Garlic and Bulb Onions
  • Leave Corn Suckers
  • Feed Fruit Trees
  • Pinch Faded Blooms

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