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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Red Japanese Painted Fern

National News

Ferns are popular shade garden plants that add texture and interest to areas where many plants won?t thrive. While the dominant color of ferns is green, the Japanese painted fern adds a silvery...

Simple, Safe Wasp Deterrent

Wasps and yellow jackets have a habit of ruining outdoor picnics and gatherings. They often build nests close to houses or in our yards and can become a nuisance when we try to use our outdoor...

Rose Hips May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Roses have been known for years to be not only beautiful but edible and medicinal as well. The rose hip, in particular, can be used in applesauce, soup, stew, marmalade, bread, pie, jam, and...

Native Ground Cover for Deep Shade

Ferns and hostas may make a big impact in shady areas, but don't overlook the beauty of smaller ground covers, especially when they burst into bloom like Meehan's mint. This native, creeping mint...

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In the Garden


Relishing Tomatoes and Beets

Did you get your 4th of July tomato? We had several, but they weren't from the plant we expected to be first -- 'Early Girl'. They were from my 'Celebrity' and 'Dona' tomatoes. And yummy they were! Of course, they couldn't be other than wonderful,...
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Shows & Events

55th Annual Culver City Garden Club Show & Sale The July 28-29 show includes judged plant competition, club member sales of plants and related...

Clever Gardening Technique

No Sweat In Your Eyes! Pin a facecloth or hand towel to your waistband to wipe the sweat off your forehead and out...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulching With Manure
  • Irrigating Fruit Trees
  • Watering Grapes
  • Pinch for Plentiful Bloom
  • Avoid Evening Watering

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