Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


More Hot-Weather-Loving Pests -- Leafhoppers, Leafminers, Loopers and Caterpillars, and Mites

If leafhoppers, leafminers, and mites have been enjoying your garden, you will already have seen the damage and so can plan for next year's hot weather that they love so much. Loopers and worms may plague the crops you'll be planting shortly for a...
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Shows & Events

Easy Native Plant Gardening Plan to attend Easy Native Plant Gardening , which takes place on Thursday, October 29, 2009,...

Favorite or New Plant

Grow Garlic! Garlic planted now will develop a strong root system over the winter, and leaf production can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cole Crops A Bit Deeply
  • Dry Your Own Flowers
  • Subtropical Fruit Overwinter Feeding
  • Repotted Herbs
  • Lawn Reseeding

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