Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


Preventing Frost Problems

We're officially into our frost-possible weather zone (Thanksgiving through January 31), so here are some ways to lessen the likelihood of extensive damage should we get a hard frost. I haven't had one in Pasadena in three years, but friends in Long...
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Favorite or New Plant

Living Holiday Tree Choices If you plan to decorate a live tree indoors and then move or plant it outdoors, choose a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mini Holiday Trees Norfolk Island pines can become mini-holiday trees, with their own tiny lights and ornaments....
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow or Transplant Veggies
  • Plant for Winter Color
  • Transplant Carefully
  • Treat Houseplants Differently in Winter
  • Keep on Dormant Spray Schedule

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