Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2001
Regional Report

In the Garden


California Poppies and Our Good Life

California's state flower has always symbolized The Good Life in The Golden State. In Indian lore, the Great Spirit sent Fire Flower to drive away the evils of frost and famine, and to fill the land with warmth and plenty. More recently, Indians used...
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Decorate Candles with Homegrown Flowers Decorate candles with flowers and foliage that you've grown and pressed yourself. Place small...

Favorite or New Plant

California Poppies California poppies provide nearly year-round bloom. Sow them as nature does -- in the fall....
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Regional Reminders

  • Herbs for Gift-Giving
  • Cover Frost-Tender Plants
  • Lots of Little Florets
  • Roses: No More Water or Food
  • Dig in Manure and Compost

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