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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you?'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden


Mulch for Low Maintenance

Mulch, mulch, mulch is the mantra of gardeners, especially in a hot summer climate like that of southern California. This allegiance to mulching is based on our being protective, economical, inventive, and efficient. Protective because we don't want our...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Protect New Shoots Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly-sprouted seedlings such...

Shows & Events

Worm Composting Workshop Come to the Fullerton Arboretum on Saturday, May 18, from 10-11:30 a.m. to learn how to introduce...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Transplants
  • Prune Fruit Tree Suckers
  • Handpick Hornworms
  • Harvest Garlic and Onions
  • Snip Spent Rose Blooms

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