Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Two-Toned Veronica

National News

Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...

Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer

Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...

Variegated Paraguay Nightshade

When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...

Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer

Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe they’ve discovered the Achilles...

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In the Garden


Planting Bare-Root Asparagus and Artichokes

Roses aren't the only bare-root delights to plant this month. Edible roots to plant for years and years of springtime dining pleasure include asparagus and artichokes. Here are some guidelines for growing asparagus: 1. Choose one-year-old crowns....
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Shows & Events

Plants for Tough Spaces Lili Singer will discuss finding the right plants for challenging garden locations on Thursday,...

Favorite or New Plant

Amaryllis Caring for a gift amaryllis so it will bloom again is easy. After it's through blooming, cut...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant These Veggies
  • Use Care When Transplanting
  • Plant Grapes and Berries
  • Prune Deciduous Fruits and Nuts
  • Prune Berries

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