Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden


Glorious Garlic!

If you can't conceive of living without the richness of garlic, get ready -- it's garlic planting time! Garlic is very hardy and not damaged by frosts or even light freezing, so fall-planted cloves will develop strong root systems before they...
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Favorite or New Plant

Ornamental Cabbage and Kale Plant colorful ornamental cabbage and kale for vibrantly rich reds, blues, and purples to...

Clever Gardening Technique

No More Lost Clippers Paint tool handles -- especially hand clippers -- with a bright color of exterior enamel paint so...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant and Sow Last Veggies
  • Sow Cover Crops
  • Start New Strawberry Beds
  • Plant Onion Seeds or Transplants
  • Put Roses to Sleep

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