Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

National News

Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...

Year of the Echinacea

If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...

Extend Your Growing Season

Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...

Jack London Community Day School

The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...

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In the Garden


Homegrown Harvest

We're finally tasting the treasures we've worked so hard to grow in the garden. However, some beginning gardeners don't know when to pick their delights, since they've always purchased them at the store. A basic change of perspective is needed. Now that...
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Shows & Events

Roger's Gardens 14th Annual Tomato and Pepper Tasting Expert tomato grower Steve Goto will provide dozens of heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties for...

Web Finds

Donate to Stop California's Next Plant Invasion Before It Starts Beautifully disguised, but ugly to the core, invasive plants ravage California's native habitat,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Tomatoes Watered
  • Pamper Melons
  • Paint Tree Trunks
  • Cut Back Bloomers
  • Water and Fertilize Regularly

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