Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


Summer's Peak Growth

July is always devoted to vigorous growth and beginning harvests of the heat-lovers. Our heat finally arrived, and our plants demonstrated that either we'd succeeded in teaching them to grow deep root systems through deep watering -- or we hadn't...
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Shows & Events

58th Annual Culver City Garden Club Show & Sale Saturday & Sunday, August 6&7. Saturday, 12-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Hundreds of flowering and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sunflowers As Bird Attractants Encourage birds into your garden to eat the harmful insects by providing whole sunflower...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Frequently
  • Lift Crops Up Off the Soil
  • Don't Overdo Nitrogen
  • Paint Tree Trunks
  • Split Bearded Iris Clumps

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