Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Landscapes for Life

National News

Would you like to have your garden be more in tune with nature? Are you interested in designing a landscape that not only looks good, but can be maintained with sustainable practices? If so, you...

Homegrown Harvest

If you're looking for a food gardening book full of not only helpful information but plentiful- and gorgeous- instructional photos as well, look no further than this new offering from the American...

Take Two Cockroaches and Call Me in the Morning

Most gardeners know that, when it comes to the insect world, we have friends as well as enemies. While some insects cause problems for us in our gardens and homes, many more are beneficials,...

Nutrition News

Need more reasons to grow- and eat- lots of fruits and vegetables? How about keeping your bones strong? In an article in the November 2010 issue of Nutrition Action Health Letter , published by...

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In the Garden


Great Rain!

Yeah for last month's considerable rain- more than 2.5 inches in my garden that I won't have to pay for! It revitalized several of my tomato plants so they're now 7 feet tall and 4 feet around, with vigorous new foliage and lots of blossoms. Years...
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Shows & Events

California Native Gardening in the Shade: From Trade-offs to Pay-offs Want to use California native plants but are frustrated by a shady garden spot? On December 4,...

Clever Gardening Technique

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

  • Where To Plant Garlic & Onions?
  • Larger Onions
  • Strawberry Planting
  • Colorful Cabbage & Kale
  • Holiday Trimmings

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