Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden

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Harvest Tips

We're finally tasting the treasures we've worked so hard to grow in the garden. Now that you have the choice of when to harvest, let it be at the perfect moment of ripeness. This is the real payoff to growing your own. You'll bite right into that...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Succulents Simplified Seminar and Book Signing with Debra Lee Baldwin On July 27, from 9-10 am, popular author and speaker, Debra Lee Baldwin, celebrates the release...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sandwich for Outdoor Drying Make a "sandwich" rack for drying fruit outdoors. Place a second rack on top of the fruit, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Tomatoes Watered
  • Pamper Melons
  • Paint Tree Trunks
  • Cut Back Bloomers
  • Water and Fertilize Regularly

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