Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Toast to Your Health With a Glass of Pomegranate Juice

National News

This tropical fruit, which offers up brilliant red edible seeds, is showing up in finer restaurants as a special blend in cocktails. But pomegranates ( Punica granatum ) are not just trendy,...

Butterfly Bushes For Small Gardens

Butterfly bushes are well-known late summer- and fall-blooming perennials. There are a number of selections of these butterfly-attracting shrubs with different-colored flowers. However, the plants...

Organic Mulch Boosts Tomato Production

Heirloom tomato varieties continue to be popular among home gardeners. To get the highest production from tomatoes, some growers have been advocating the use of plastic mulch. New research in Ohio...

Add Beneficial Fungi When Planting

Many gardeners, especially those in warm areas, are still planting bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and adding soil amendments such as compost and fertilizer when planting. But the most critical additive...

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In the Garden


Garden Crafts Galore

Your garden is calling you, and not just to get the winter planting started. It has many treasures to inspire you to make gifts and decorations for the upcoming holidays. Take a closer look as you trim bloomed-out and fruited-out plants. Harvest the...
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Shows & Events

Design a Wreath Workshop Learn how to make a holiday wreath with guidance from Rogers Gardens' staff designers on...

Web Finds

Fruit Vinegar Recipes If raspberry, orange, and ginger vinaigrette sound like appetizing additions to your salads,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant the Last of the Veggies
  • Sow Cover Crops
  • Transplant Strawberries
  • Stop Feeding Roses
  • Dig in Manure and Compost

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