Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it’s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you’re...

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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 help you determine your own! 1. Keep a checklist of monthly garden tasks that need doing.* 2. Keep a calendar...
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Shows & Events

Rose Pruning Techniques On Sunday, January 11, 2009, from 10 am to 12 noon, in the Palm Room at the Los Angeles County...

Web Finds

Home Orchard Help Two great websites of science-based information with specific details for our Southern California...
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Regional Reminders

  • Let Lawns Breathe
  • Soil Amendments Melt Into the Soil
  • Rose Transplanting
  • Plant Grapes and Berries
  • Frost Protection: Mini-Greenhouses

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