Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Starring Role for Arkansas Bluestar

National News

If you're looking for an easy care addition to the flower garden with lots of interest as the seasons change, look no further than the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial Plant of the...

Midwinter Fire

Snow now blankets many parts of the country and winter's cold has spread a palette of browns and grays over much of the landscape. But with some thoughtful plantings, you can still have spots of...

Garden Jewels

While visiting hummingbirds may only be the stuff of summer memories at this time of year, it's not too soon to begin thinking of ways to attract these tiny beauties to our gardens when warm...

Grow Biointensively

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization whose mission is teach people around the world to better feed themselves by growing their own food while building the soil and conserving resources at...

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In the Garden


Ending One Year and Beginning the Next-- With Color!

Now that the gloom-- or at least the chill-- of winter has set in, be sure to add a bit of bloom, a chit of color, a dab of drama to your landscape! There truly is brilliance to life beyond the last sunset-hued leaf drifting down from trees and the last...
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Shows & Events

Rose Pruning Demonstration On Sunday, January 16, 2011 (rain date is January 23), from 1-3pm, volunteers and local experts...

Clever Gardening Technique

Glass or Plastic Cloche? There is a difference between glass and plastic for greenhouses or cloches. Glass transmits 70%...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sweeter After Frost
  • Next Dormant Spray
  • Frost and Sunscald Protection for Tree Trunks
  • Discard (Don't Compost) Fruit "Mummies"
  • Last Year's Gardening Notes

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