Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden


Cooling Down and Slowing Down

After our three torrid weeks of 100+ weather spread out over our spring-like summer, we notice the earlier evenings and slowing growth in the garden. Tomatoes still hang ripening, to be doled out as the weather cools, and new blossoms appear with the...
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Shows & Events

28th Annual UC Riverside Fall Plant Sale Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24; Sat noon-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Fall is time for planting! Large...

Clever Gardening Technique

'Pare' New Transplants An old paring or putty knife can be used to cut transplants out of a flat or to aid harvesting.
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Onions Now
  • Plant Garlic Cloves
  • Fun-Colored Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Trim Roses
  • Less Frequent Irrigation

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