Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden


Drought and Neglect: Some Plants Love Them!

Consider landscaping with plants that thrive under conditions of drought and neglect. Flowering annuals include alyssum, cosmos, gazania, geranium, helichrysum, marigold, morning glory, phlox, portulaca, thunbergia, verbena, vinca, and zinnia....
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Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Plant Sale Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 9am-4pm. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard,...

Clever Gardening Technique

New Garden Basket Use a shallow, compartmented plastic basket with a handle as a garden carryall for seed packets,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Herb Seeds or Cuttings
  • Give Fruiting Veggies Plenty of Sun
  • Carefully Grasp Seedlings
  • Remove Strawberry Blossoms
  • Scatter Wildflower Seeds

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