Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Electric Garden Color

National News

If you'd like to add an electric jolt of color to your shade garden this season, consider the new Infinity® New Guinea impatiens from Proven Winners. 'Electric Cherry' (pictured) sports large,...

Herbal Inspiration

If you're looking for gorgeous photos and lovely watercolor drawings, along with lots of helpful information to inspire your efforts at herb gardening, look no further than the reissued edition of...

Fruits and Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

Are you a smoker who is trying to kick the habit? Upping your consumption of fruits and vegetables may make it easier to quit and remain tobacco-free, according to a new study published in the...

From the Garden to the Grill

The season of barbecues and cookouts is here, and many of us will be enjoying burgers and steaks, chicken and fish hot off the grill. But don't forget to add vegetables and fruits to your grilling...

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In the Garden


Transition From Spring Into Summer

I've just spent several days cleaning up perennial flower beds -- cutting back bloomed-out irises to 6-inch fans, pulling extra irises and spring-blooming bulbs from crowded clumps for sharing with friends, and planting newly-purchased daylilies and...
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Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale Hundreds of award-winning plants will be on view as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America...

Clever Gardening Technique

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

  • Different Herbs for Different Locations
  • Look for Female Squash Blossoms
  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Lettuce and Spinach
  • Give Exposed Tree Trunks Sun Protection
  • Propagate Woody Cuttings

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