Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Say "Aloha" to Echinacea
Can't make it to Hawaii for a vacation this year? You can at least bring a little island color into your garden this year with the new hybrid coneflower 'Aloha'. Bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, this...
Jammin' in the Garden
Deeply colored flowers can add a striking accent to garden beds and container plantings. And there are few that offer a more dramatic hue than Vinca 'Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry', one of the 2012...
Bats in Trouble
In 2006 a previously unknown disease was discovered killing bats in northern New York State. Since then the disease, now called white-nose syndrome for the symptom it causes in infected bats, has...
Here's a question for you. Which covers a greater acreage in the United States -- lawns or irrigated corn fields? If you guessed lawns, you got it right. According to a study published in the...
In the Garden
It's all the same Coriandrum sativum. The green, leafy part is the herb cilantro, frequently used in Mexican and Chinese cuisine. The dried seed pod is called coriander, usually used as a spice in baking and desserts.
It's one of the most ancient...
Read more »
Shows & Events
California Natives Spring Walk Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m., Rachel Young, California Natives horticulturist, will lead an...
Clever Gardening Technique
Small Garbage Bucket Use a lightweight plastic garbage or paint bucket -- or 5-gallon plant container -- to haul...
Read more »
- Last Chance to Plant Bareroot
- Feed Fruit Trees
- Prevent Sunburn in Winter
- Feed Everything!
- Keep Mowing Lawns