Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden


Make Your Own Wreath or Garland

Wreaths and garlands, valance hangings, and table decorations resplendent in fruits and leaves of the season, graced with velvet and ribbons, or simply highlighted with a solitary ornament; these glories are easy to make and wonderful to receive. In...
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Shows & Events

Rose Pruning Demonstration On Saturday, January 5, at 10 a.m., in Van de Kamp Hall, Descanso Garden's Rose Curator Wen Wang...

Favorite or New Plant

Purslane, the Edible Weed It's wonderful to have something bright green growing in the garden all winter, and this...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Winter Lettuce Leaf by Leaf
  • Transplant Perennial Veggies, Berries, Grapes
  • Plan for Color
  • Clean Up Garden Debris
  • Cover the Compost Pile

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