Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden

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Fall Tree Care

We don't have tree branches breaking under the weight of snow, but we do sometimes have severe winds that can damage trees with lots of foliage. Before those winds come, give trees some attention. Prune trees with dense, leafy crowns so you can...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Volunteer at Theodore Payne Foundation Join other volunteers on the first Saturdays of December and January, 9 a.m. to noon, to do...

Clever Gardening Technique

Get Planting Holes Ready for Spring If your soil is heavy clay and fills with water in January or February when you'd like to plant...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cutting Asparagus Ferns
  • Planting Onion Seeds and Sets
  • Trimming Mums and Fuchsias
  • Plotting Bulb Bloom
  • Planting Annuals With Bulbs

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