Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Long Blooming Osteospermum

National News

Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children’s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden

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Plant Perennial Vegetables

It may still be winter, but it's prime time for starting new plantings of asparagus, rhubarb, and artichokes. Unlike the many annual vegetables we grow, these perennial plants will provide with harvest for many seasons. Asparagus Asparagus will...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Edible Landscape Trees What could be better than beautiful trees that also produce food? Now through early March is a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Softening Hands While You Work Give your hands a moisturizing treatment as you garden by lavishly spreading them with hand...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spary Dormant Oil
  • Start Veggies
  • Fertilize Landscape Plants
  • Rev Up the Lawn Mower
  • Catch Weeds While They're Small

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