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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Build a Rain Garden

National News

Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...

A Different Lamb's Ears

When you say lamb?s ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lamb?s...

All About Watermelons

There is nothing that says ?summertime? like fresh watermelon. If you?re looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...

New False Aster

Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...

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In the Garden


August's Plenty

It's hot, hot, hot. Aside from speed trips into the garden to harvest tomatoes, squash, cukes, peaches, plums, and strawberries -- and tend to emergency watering -- I prefer to stay comfortable indoors with the air conditioner and my icy drink of...
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Shows & Events

Growing Citrus On Saturday, August 20, 2005, at 9 a.m., Lance Walheim will discuss new varieties of citrus,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Morning Harvesting Harvest fruits and vegetables as early in the day as possible, especially if they are not to be...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Veggies
  • Lift Melons and Hold the Water
  • Be Patient With Poor Fruit Set
  • Tend Trees
  • Sow Flowers

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