Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden

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Harvesting Herbs

Herbs can be harvested for fresh and dry use from early spring through early winter. In the early spring, the herb foliage is succulent. In late spring and summer, the heat develops the fragrant oils for which the herbs are cherished. To best...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Insect Festival Thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water First, Then Mulch Keep adding to mulches throughout the summer to conserve water, keep roots cool, and foil weeds....
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Regional Reminders

  • Last Corn Planting
  • Dry Out Garlic and Onions
  • Eat Thick-Necked Onions First
  • Deep-Water Citrus and Avocados
  • Trim Roses

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