Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Spring into Summer

I feel like I've been "crying wolf" each time I think that a shower is the last one of the spring -- and then along comes another one a couple of weeks later. Every year's weather is different, and perhaps I just don't remember the previous ones very...
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Shows & Events

53rd Annual Epiphyllum Show and Sale On Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 9am to 4pm, the Epiphyllum Society of America (ESA)...

Clever Gardening Technique

Protect New Shoots Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly-sprouted seedlings such...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan Your Harvest Times
  • Use Corn to Support Pole Beans
  • Protect Bare Tree Trunks from Sunburn
  • Brighten Shade with Blooming Plants
  • Keep Roses Blooming

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