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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Fall is on its way. This is the time of the year when ornamental grasses really strut their stuff in the garden, their leaves backlit by low autumn sunlight, their panicles waving against a clear...

Take a Trip to Tomatoville

Tomatoes are the number one home vegetable garden crop in America. Whether you're motivated by the wonderful flavor that only a truly ripe tomato can deliver, want to be the first on your block...

National Pesticide Information Center

Want to find out about safe pest control strategies? Have a question about dealing with mosquitoes or ticks in your home landscape? Have questions about using pesticides as safely as possible or...

Rating Heucheras

Some plants seem to catch the fancy of plant breeders and inspire them to develop a mind-boggling array of cultivars, so many that a gardener is often at a loss when it comes to choosing among all...

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In the Garden


Add a Tree to Your Yard

This is the perfect time of year to plant a tree to beautify your yard. The roots will get well established before they go dormant, and the tree will be ready for the spring surge of both foliage and root growth. Decide what you want from a tree --...
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Shows & Events

San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries, and individuals make...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hose Off Foliage Hose off plant foliage -- both top and underneath leaf surfaces -- to lessen insect populations....
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Veggie Tips
  • Sun-Dry Fruit
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Transplant While the Soil is Warm
  • Fertilize and Prune for Bigger Flowers in Spring

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