Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Investing in Your Landscape Pays Off

National News

Money does grow on trees, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers conducted an experiment to determine the landscape components home buyers valued the most, and how...

A New Walkway De-Icer That’s Safe for Plants

Winter is upon us. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms, you know it’s a chore to keep the drive and walkways cleared and safe. One of the products often used is a commercial...

A Unique Gift for Gardeners: Personal UV Monitor

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoorsy member of the family? How about his or her own personal UV monitor? With increased concern about the amount and intensity of skin exposure to...

New ‘Blushing Bride’ Hydrangea

Gardeners from the north to the south have enjoyed the beautiful ‘Endless Summer®’ hydrangea since its release two years ago. This mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer Endless...

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In the Garden


The Colors of Fall and Winter

Weird weather occurs regularly in the gardener's world. It never seems normal. It's always hotter or colder, windier or rainier, sunnier or gloomier than it "should" be at that time of year. Our rain and fall chill came early this year, in October....
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Shows & Events

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program From now through January 15, application packets are available for Los Angeles County's Master...

Favorite or New Plant

Live Christmas Trees If you plan to decorate a live Christmas tree indoors and then move or plant it outdoors...
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Regional Reminders

  • Growing Winter Veggies
  • Move Transplants into the Garden
  • Water Sparingly
  • Prune for Holiday Decorations
  • Adjust Water and Fertilizer for Houseplants

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