Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


Resolution Time in the Garden

My annual garden resolutions are easy for me to keep since they're borne of my previous year's garden experiences. I hope these will give you some ideas for your own resolutions. 1. Keep a checklist of monthly garden tasks that need doing. I've...
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Shows & Events

Pruning Fruit Trees On Sunday, January 20, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., in the Palm Room at the Los Angeles County Arboretum...

Clever Gardening Technique

Holiday Tree Branches Become Pea Stakes Cut branches from your holiday trees to use as trellis stakes for your pea plants, or to cover...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow These Veggies Outdoors
  • Sow These Veggies Indoors
  • Plant Garlic and Onion Sets
  • Scatter Posies Outdoors
  • Sow Flower Seeds Indoors

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