Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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In the Garden

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Winterizing the Garden

Although my garden hasn't had any hard frost for several years -- which is why my pepper plants are now 4 years old -- I always make a point of helping the garden plants that need to go dormant get ready for winter. This helps them recoup energy for...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Gardening Naturally: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Wildlife Saturday, December 6, at 9am, learn simple design ideas to make your garden more attractive to a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Hose For Landscaping Design Use a garden hose to help plan a curved landscape area. Its position can be changed easily until...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow last Veggie Seeds
  • Fruit Tree Dormant Spray Timing
  • Plant Garlic, Shallots, and Bulb Onions
  • Cover Crops for Home Gardens
  • Colorful Cabbages and Kale

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