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


Chard: Edible Ornamental

At one of the first community gardens I visited years ago, a gardener proudly showed off his attractive border planting of 3-foot-tall chard plants in red and white that he kept growing because of the beautifully ruffled and brilliantly colored foliage....
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Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale Saturday, October 6, 9am-4pm. South Coast Botanic Garden%%%s Propagation Workshop sponsors this...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Hose as Landscaping Design Tool Use a garden hose to help plan a curved landscape area. Its position can be changed easily until...
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Regional Reminders

  • Bring Summering Houseplants Back Inside
  • Deadhead Faded Blooms
  • Cut Back Summer Growth
  • Buy Bulbs Now
  • Enrich Bulb Planting Soil

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