Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you’re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It’s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you’re...

New Farmer’s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden


The Calm After Our Last (?) Blistering Heat

After that blistering heat of late September, we begin to notice that the garden is growing slower this month. After hot and frantic summer harvests and preserving, we, too, can be calmer in our garden activities. We concentrate on keeping summer...
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Shows & Events

Mum Show and Sale Plan on attending the Mum Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, from 9am to 5pm...

Tool or Gardening Product

Plastic or Glass Cloches? There is a difference between glass and plastic for greenhouses or cloches. Plastic transmits...
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Regional Reminders

  • When to Harvest Winter Squash
  • Lightly Trim Roses
  • Plant Fall Color
  • Hurry to Buy Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant Ground Covers as Spring Green Manure

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