Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Mildew Resistant Ninebark

National News

Varieties of eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) , an eastern U.S. native shrub, have become popular landscape plants in recent years, beginning with the development of the cultivar...

All-American Daylilies

Daylilies are popular perennials for their ease of care and the astounding variety of sizes, flower forms, and colors they offer. But selecting the best varieties from among this abundance can be...

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

If you just can't make up your mind which of the many colors of coneflowers to grow, grow them all! Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', just announced as a 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Award...

Award-Winning Rose

Rose lovers across the country will be excited to learn that All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has just announced its winner for 2013. Francis Meilland™ (Rosa 'Meitroni') is a tall,...

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In the Garden


The Payoff: Harvest Galore

Now that the harvest has started, keep vegetables picked often, even if you don't plan to use that day's harvest immediately. Vegetables that aren't harvested soon enough will produce a chemical that inhibits further blossoming. Check plants at...
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Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Show/Sale Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 9am-5pm. Hundreds of plants will be on display at the annual...

Clever Gardening Technique

Oven or Cake Racks for Drying Fruit Make a "sandwich" rack for drying fruit outdoors. Spread fruit to be dried on a cake or oven...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Tomatoes at Room Temperature
  • Leave Corn Suckers
  • Pinch for Reblooming
  • Mow Lawns High
  • Water/Feed Every Other Week

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