Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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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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