Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden


Bloomies During the Gloomies

Now that the gloom -- or at least the chill -- of winter has set in, are you ready for a bit of bloom, a chit of color, a dab of drama in your landscape? Annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs all offer exquisite reasons for planting now to enjoy...
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Shows & Events

Rose Pruning Demonstration On Saturday, January 9, 2010, at 10am, Amanda Everett will demonstrate and discuss the basics of...

Favorite or New Plant

Living Christmas Tree Care If you plan to decorate a live Christmas tree indoors and then move or plant it outdoors...
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Regional Reminders

  • Concentrate Warmth For Best Germination
  • Harvest Greens' Outer Leaves Only
  • Transplant Posies
  • Keep Plant Roots Moist But Not Soggy
  • Houseplants Go Dormant Too!

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