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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden?s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It?s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden


Glorious Ground Cover

This brilliant magenta ground cover is an annual two-month-long glory on the hillsides in front of and behind our home. The explosion of color inspires gasps of wonder from visitors and the slowing of cars passing by. The color on the back hillside even...
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Shows & Events

Annual Spring Sale Colorful plants for spring and summer is the theme of this year's annual spring plant sale at the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Jugs Make Hotcaps and Irrigation Funnels Plastic gallon jugs with their bottoms cut out and caps removed can be used at least two times...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Veggies
  • Include Herbs
  • Grow Edible Flowers
  • Plant Tender Fruit Trees
  • Mow Lawns Often

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