Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder?s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden


Lilies Galore

Plant lovers always seem to be running into another lily. From Asiatic to calla to gloriosa to Peruvian to torch to water, lilies appear at every turn. While they don't all belong to the genus Lilium , most are bulbous plants that are easy to grow,...
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Web Finds

Cal State Fullerton Arboretum The Cal State Fullerton Arboretum Tomato List , with season, color, type, and description, may...

Favorite or New Plant

Tomatoes! Which are Your Favorites? Whether you grew them or tasted them at one of the many tomato tastings each summer at community...
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Regional Reminders

  • Still No New Blossoms and Fruit?
  • Harvest Early in the Day
  • Revitalize Veggies
  • Remove Tree Suckers
  • Hose Off Red Spider Mites

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