Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it’s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don’t Touch Your African Violets

There’s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it’s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden


Cool-Season Bad Guys: Slugs and Snails

Slugs and snails may be the gardener's favorite pest to hate. They seem to be present wherever it's cool and moist, and now's the time they reappear after a summer's "vacation." PROBLEM: Slugs and snails, which thrive in moist, cool conditions,...
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Shows & Events

Winter Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 4-6, from 10am-4pm, the Fullerton Arboretum will...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homegrown Decorations Decorate candles with flowers and foliage that you've grown and pressed yourself. Place small...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest More Broccoli
  • Grow Larger Onions
  • Water As Frost Protection
  • Rose Preparation for Late Fall
  • Plant Color Bulbs

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