Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Climate Friendly Gardening

National News

While climate change is a global problem, home gardeners can do their part to avoid contributing to the problem. By following the dictum "Think globally, act locally," gardeners can use...

Broccoli for Healthy Babies

Expectant mothers know that eating a healthy diet while pregnant is important for the development of healthy babies. Now new research indicates that substances in the diets of pregnant mothers...

Glamorous Kale

Ornamental cabbages and kales are some of the most colorful additions to the fall garden. Displaying eye-catching, ruffled textures and vivid shades of pink, purple, red, white and green, these...

Clear the Air with Houseplants

Scientists have known for years that plants can take up common indoor air pollutants, improving the air quality for the occupants of homes and offices while not harming the plants themselves. One...

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In the Garden


Dormant Fruit Tree Spraying

If your fruit trees were victim to batches of insects last summer, including scale, aphids, and/or mites, or peach leaf curl fungus or viruses, it would be a good idea to preclude the same problems in the coming year by spraying with organic oil sulfur...
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Shows & Events

Around the World in 127 Acres: How Low Can They Go? How little water can plants take? Frank McDonough leads a walking tour of The Arboretum,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Bags Camouflage Ripening Fruit Plastic grocery bags can help deter birds and squirrels from enjoying ripening tree fruits before...
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Regional Reminders

  • Green Manure
  • More Broccoli Per Plant
  • Staking for Winds
  • Spring Bulb Color
  • Color Before The Bulbs

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