Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles

National News

The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...

Award Winning Veggies

All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...

Busy Bees

Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...

The Best Joe-Pye Weeds

One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...

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In the Garden

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Plan Ahead for a Fall Harvest

August's garden bounty can be too much, just enough, or too little; but it's always a starting point in determining what to plant (or what not to plant) next time around. Perhaps you now know that the whole packet of zucchini seeds produces way too many...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Look, Ma, No Lawn! with Lili Singer Are you ready to lose the lawn? Los Angeles native Lili Singer, Director of Special Projects and...

Web Finds

Vegetable Gardening at a Glance: How to Plant and Store For a quick overview of what vegetables to plant when in various parts of California, including...

Tool or Gardening Product

Pulling Unwanted Tree Seedlings Use pliers to pull tree seedlings without having them break off at ground level and grow back...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Veggies Picked
  • Pamper Ripening Melons
  • Fertilize for Future Fruit
  • Clean Up Around Trees
  • Fertilize Acid-Loving Flowers

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