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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

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If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated...

A New Flower That Will "Blue" Your Mind

Blue is always a sought after color in the garden. For easy color in this hue all summer long, try the new hybrid dwarf morning glory Blue My Mind™ (Evolvulus 'USEVO1201') from Proven...

Pick a Mini-Pepper

Looking for something easy, colorful, and nutritious to pack in your lunch box? Grow the new 'Lunchbox Pepper Series' this season and you'll have an eye-catching array of red, orange, and yellow...

Show Off This Sugar Baby

Spring just wouldn't be spring in much of the country without the cheerful golden blossoms of forsythia heralding the start of a new season. But many landscapes don't have the space to accommodate...

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In the Garden


Growing the Most Nutritious Vegetables

Dark leafy greens are chock full of vitamins and minerals, very easy to grow, harvestable for many months, and can be prepared in a variety of ways. Alphabetically, there is a multitude of them -- arugula, beet greens, bok choy, broccoli greens,...
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Shows & Events

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes On Saturdays or Sundays in April, May, and June, at 25 locations around Los Angeles County,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Old Silverware as Transplanting Aids An old fork or spoon will separate and lift seedlings gently from flats, and the handle (or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Seed of Lots of Lettuces
  • Innoculate Peas
  • Pluck Off Strawberry Blooms
  • Plant Subtropical Fruit Trees
  • Irrigate Deeply But Less Frequently

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