Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Gold-Leafed Clematis

National News

European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there’s a new selection from Holland that boasts...

Propane Powered Grass Trimmer

Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...

Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs

Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...

New Use for Dandelions

Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...

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In the Garden

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More Winterizing of the Garden

Here are some more activities to attend to before winter's chill settles in: Veggies Wait to cut asparagus ferns until they've turned completely brown, generally after the first hard frost. By then, they've reabsorbed all their energy back into...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Old-Fashioned Wreath Workshop On Wednesday, December 13, from 10am-noon, Marla Carter and Esme Gibson will demonstrate...

Clever Gardening Technique

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

  • Onion Seed vs. Onion Bulblets
  • Transplant Strawberries
  • Plant Refrigerated Flower Bulbs
  • Add Color On Top
  • Fertilize Lawns

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