Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden


Billions of Basils!

Basil is the gardener's companion for tomato plants. Can't make pizza or pesto without it! And there are soooooo many kinds! Colors and leaf shapes and textures and flavors and fragrances galore! Ocimum basilicum , a member of the mint (Labiatae)...
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Shows & Events

32nd Annual Fuchsia Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm. South Coast Fuchsia Society members...

Clever Gardening Technique

Build Watering Holes Bury 5-gallon plastic nursery containers in the holes dug for hills of melons, squash, and other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Feed Strawberries
  • Thin Fruit Trees Ruthlessly!
  • Prune and Root Cuttings
  • Invite Bees and Butterflies
  • Provide Bird Nesting Materials

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