Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden


Greening Our Landscapes

Instead of garden foliage, "greening" more and more refers to our attention and concern in all our living habits to caring for the future of our homes, neighborhoods, cities, states, countries, and the planet in total. We're increasingly recognizing...
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Shows & Events

Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative Basic Gardening Classes From March 2 through June 16, 2013, Master Gardeners offer weekend class sessions at 27 locations...

Web Finds

University of California Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County Common Ground Garden Program Common Ground Garden Program offers a wealth of information and gardening opportunities for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Hold Off Planting Warm-Season Veggies
  • Include Edible Flowers
  • Attract Beneficial Insects
  • Plant Subtropical Fruit Trees
  • Teach Plants To Grow Deeply for Water

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