Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden


Buy Bulbs ASAP!

Hurry to buy the best-quality spring-blooming bulbs. Great choices include alliums, amaryllis, anemones, brodiaeas, crocuses, daffodils, freesias (so fragrant!), fritillarias, galanthus, baby glads, glory-of-the-snows, grape and Dutch and wood...
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Shows & Events

Plants Used By Native People of Southern California Discover which plants were used for food, clothing, and medicine by Southern California's native...

Clever Gardening Technique

Toasting Pumpkin Seeds Toast -- don't toss -- your pumpkin seeds when you carve your jack-o'-lantern. Separate the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Wobbly Broccoli
  • Make Fragrant Decorations and Gifts
  • Naturalize Bulbs
  • Plant Posies On Top of Bulbs
  • Fertilize Roses After Last Flush

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