Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it’s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for “do-it-yourselvers” shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden

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Winter Dormant Pruning

Now through mid-February is still prime time to prune roses and deciduous fruit trees. However, some gardeners -- especially beginners -- prefer to delay a bit, waiting until the new green sprouts indicate exactly where to trim. If you're one of these...
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Resources

Shows & Events

African Violet Show and Sale On Saturday & Sunday, February 21 & 22, 2009, from 10am to 4pm, at the Potting Shed of the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cultivate So Pests Perish Periodically rough up soil surfaces to bring overwintering pests and their egg cases to die of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dormant Spraying
  • Plant Bare-Root Fruits and Nuts
  • Plant Your Gift Poinsettias
  • Cutting Back Crape Myrtles
  • Hold Off Pruning Spring Bloomers

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