Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden


Early Summer Care for Fruit Trees and Vines

Early summer is the time to tend to fruiting plants to get them on the path to producing the best crops possible. No matter what the summer weather brings, there are certain routines that can give these plants a good chance of staying healthy and...
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Shows & Events

Growing and Using Culinary Herbs On Saturday, June 21, from 10-11 a.m. learn how to grow and use culinary herbs in a lecture...

Clever Gardening Technique

Salvaging Slightly Bitter Lettuce As lettuce starts to bolt (sending up its seed stalk) and leaves begin to feel leathery, taste a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Put in Transplants
  • Plant Successive Crops
  • Foil Snails and Slugs
  • Keep Deadheading
  • Look for Female Squash Blossoms

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