Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Alstroemeria

National News

Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily is a common cut flower often used in floral bouquets. It is a versatile perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. The orchid-like flowers come in a variety of...

High Nitrogen Levels Reduce Health Benefits of Veggies

Many herbs and spices are known to contain potent antioxidant compounds. However, it’s not always clear how growing conditions affect the levels of antioxidants in plants. Researchers at...

Love at First Sight Rose Video

Roses are one of America’s best-loved flowers. Few home gardeners realize the time, energy, and money that go into breeding and growing a variety for market. A new variety takes years of trials...

Farmers for Hire: New Trend in Urban Gardening

In hard economic times everyone wants to cut costs. While growing your own food can save money and produce fresh, healthy vegetables in your own yard, it does take time and expertise. People in...

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In the Garden


Live Trees For Indoor Holiday Decorating

If you plan to decorate a live tree indoors and then move or plant it outdoors afterward, choose a smaller size of tree, as it'll adapt better than a more mature one. After you bring the tree home, water it well and store it in an unheated garage...
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Shows & Events

Rose Pruning Demonstration On Saturday, January 10, at 10:00am, Descanso Gardens' Rosarium Horticulturist Angel Jones will...

Clever Gardening Technique

Box and Hardware Cloth or Chicken Wire Replace the bottom of a wooden box with half-inch hardware cloth or chicken wire for use as a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue Transplanting Veggies
  • Dormant Pruning
  • Droopy Houseplants?
  • Birds Need Holiday Gifts, Too
  • Garden Notes

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