Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Better Berry-Bearing Viburnum

National News

Fall is celebrated for its colorful foliage, and in addition many trees and shrubs exhibit beautiful berries at this time of year. Viburnum shrubs produce fall berries in colors ranging from black...

Flowers in the Home Keep Us Happy

There’s nothing better for brightening your day than receiving a bouquet of flowers, but does having flowers around your home on a regular basis change your mood and make you happier? Researcher...

No-Bend Bulb Planter

Fall planting of spring bulbs is in full swing in many areas of the country, and one tool that can make planting easier is a long-handled bulb planter. To use this tool, you push the cylinder into...

Winter-Hardy Camellia

Camellias are prized shrubs in the south for their snow-white blossoms and glossy evergreen leaves. Now, with the introduction of 'Winter's Snowman' Ice Angel camellia, gardeners north of the...

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In the Garden


Halloween From the Garden

Gaggles of ghouls ... hundreds of horrendous, howling hoodlums ... plenty of punkins ... bastions of black cats ... apples for dunking, and peeled grapes to feel while blindfolded. The terrors of the spookhouse. Spine-tingling fun! The first of our...
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Shows & Events

An Arroyo Garden Emily Green, Los Angeles Times home and garden writer, will present a slide lecture about...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garbage Can Tops Tops of garbage cans, especially plastic ones with no handles that stick out, make...
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Regional Reminders

  • Toast Pumpkin Seeds
  • Harvest Winter Squash
  • Water and Fertilize One Last Time
  • Clear Soil Surface
  • Transplant Posies

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