Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

California Law Supports School Gardens

National News

The National Gardening Association has been supporting and promoting school gardens for more than 30 years. We recognize that school gardens help kids in many ways. Children who have been through...

New Tree for the Edible Landscape

It’s not often that something new comes along in the world of yard trees, but a recently introduced tree native to northern China is not only widely adapted to American growing conditions, it...

Totally Recycled Plant Food

Gardeners are natural recyclers. They love to recycle pots, stakes, and even plants. If you’re a thrifty gardener and you garden organically, this plant food made from earthworm castings may be...

Gardening Anywhere Book

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces (Timber Press, 2004; $30) is more than just another container gardening book. Author George Schenk shows how you can garden literally anywhere....

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In the Garden


Fall Tree Care

Around Thanksgiving our garden soil has finally cooled off and trees and other plants are slowing their growth and beginning to shut down for the winter. It's also the time when our average first frost occurs. The operative word is "average," since my...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Garden-Inspired Candles Decorate candles with flowers and foliage that you've grown and pressed yourself. Place small...

Shows & Events

Holiday Wreath-Making Learn techniques to create beautiful decorations from fresh evergreens, pinecones, ribbon, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Deeply
  • Leave Asparagus Ferns
  • Plant Chilled Spring Bulbs
  • Plant Colorful Winter Annuals
  • Trim, Don't Prune

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