Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Bulb Time in the Garden

My blood lily ( Haemanthus coccineus ) just burst into bloom! A week ago, it was just an overstuffed clump of seemingly dormant bulbs topped with crumpled brown paper-crisp foliage. As I separated the bulbs, removed the papery shards, and repotted...
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Shows & Events

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Enter your decorated pumpkin into a contest on Monday, October 30th, at Roger's Gardens. The...

Web Finds

Bulbs for Naturalizing in Southern California is our best resource for bulbs chosen specifically to thrive in our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Different Broccoli
  • Get Garlic in the Ground
  • Transplant Strawberries
  • Plant a Colorful Cover Crop
  • Switch to Fall Watering Schedule

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