Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden

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Wonderful Start To The New Year!

What a wonderful way to start the new year in the garden in Southern California, especially for fruit trees -- lots of rain permeating the ground deeply, and chilling temperatures for dormant plants. Together these promise well-supplied root systems...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Discovering Mushrooms at Descano Gardens On Saturday, February 5, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Master Gardener and mycologist Florence Nishida of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Clear Milk, Water, Juice Containers = Frost Protection Provide protection from frost for small transplants with mini-greenhouses made from clear plastic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Artichokes, Asparagus, and Cole Veggies
  • Plant Bareroot Fruit Trees
  • Transplant Gently
  • Transplant Bareroot or Established Roses
  • Feed Azaleas and Camellias

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