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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protecting Trees during Construction

National News

Whether you're building on a new site or adding on to or renovating your existing home, you undoubtedly recognize the value of the existing trees on your property and want to keep them healthy and...

Helping Veterans with Green Spaces

Gardeners know the feeling of peace and well-being that working out in the garden brings. Now Keith Tidwell, a senior Extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell...

White to Rose Geranium

Who doesn't love geraniums! They are easy to grow and the epitome of cheerfulness. And while bright red blossoms are classic, there is lots more to explore in the geranium world. One of the...

Year of the Watermelon

For all of you for whom summer just wouldn't be summer without a sweet crisp watermelon to sink your teeth into, you'll be glad to learn that the National Garden Bureau has declared 2013 as the...

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In the Garden


Get Fired Up about Container Planting

Container gardens can begin with just about any container -- an old wheelbarrow, bathtub, bird cage, "distinguished-looking" shoe, child's wagon, or even just a camouflaged bag of potting mix. If it will hold soil or potting mix and a plant, it's fair...
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Shows & Events

Look, Ma! No Lawn! Are you ready to lose your lawn? On Saturday, June 22, from 1:30- 3:30 pm, Lili Singer, the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Trellis for Vine Crops Make a raised rack as a horizontal trellis for vining crops. Fasten chicken wire to a frame a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Veggies
  • Plant the Last Batch of Corn
  • Learn the Needs of Different Herbs
  • Water Citrus and Avocado
  • Pinch for More Flowers

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