Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden


Dormant Spray for Tree Pests

Plan your dormant fruit tree spraying schedule to coincide approximately with cool-weather holidays -- Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, and Valentine's Day. Specific cues are the fall of the last leaf (Thanksgiving), the height and depth of dormancy (New...
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Shows & Events

The Huntington Rose Garden is Almost 100 Years Old! On Thursday, December 13, at 2:30 p.m., Huntington Rose Garden Curator Clair Martin will discuss...

Clever Gardening Technique

Candle Decorations From Your Garden Decorate candles with flowers and foliage that you've grown and pressed yourself. Place small...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Strawberries
  • Leave Asparagus Ferns Untrimmed
  • Harvest Cole Crops After Frost
  • Stabilize Young Trees
  • Stop Watering and Fertilizing Roses

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