Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Compact Magnolias for Early Spring Blooms

National News

Magnolia trees are popular for their flowers, which bloom in late winter or early spring. The trees are majestic and the flowers are colorful, with a unique sweet fragrance. However, many magnolia...

New Ergonomic Kitchen Cutter

It's important to have the right tools when you're working in the kitchen. While sharp knives are great for many jobs, chopping vegetables with a knife can be time-consuming and requires a cutting...

A New Way to Repair Your Dog-Damaged Lawn

Dogs maybe man's best friends, but they certainly aren't friends to your lawn. Dogs urinating on the lawn can cause brown, dead spots. Dedicating a certain area for your dog helps, and watering...

A Clover of a Different Color

White or Ladino clover is usually thought of as a weed in lawns or as a forage crop for animals. However, there are some attractive varieties of white clover gardeners can grow as a ground cover....

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In the Garden

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Frost Protection

The average first frost for Southern California is Thanksgiving, and the average last frost is the end of January. However, our gardening region is so broad and varied, with a multitude of microclimates, that some of us will have to deal with yearly...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Los Angeles County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program Applications LA County residents can request an application for our 2010 Master Gardener Volunteer Training...

Clever Gardening Technique

Feed Birds Provide feeding stations for winter's hungry birds, and keep them well- supplied with seeds,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Yummy Winter Greens
  • Sow Veggies Now
  • Sow Flowers Now
  • Plant More Bulbs
  • Feed Bloomers

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