Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Easier Tulip Planting

National News

Traditional advice says to plant tulips bulbs at a depth three times the height of the bulb -- generally about 6 to 8 inches deep. But new research from Cornell University's Flower Bulb Research...

Recipes for Health

Have you fallen into a meal-time rut when it comes to preparing healthful vegetables and fruits? Find inspiration and delicious recipes in the Recipes for Health section on the New York Times...

The Pick of the Peppers

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper...

Green Times

If you are interested in organic and sustainable agriculture, a new, free, on-line publication from Washington State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences may...

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In the Garden

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Fall Color Means Mums

One of my great fall delights is the chrysanthemum. The wide variety of blossom shapes, sizes, and colors is astonishing and a real seasonal boon when growing and blooming in the garden and in containers, as well as displayed in vases indoors....
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Resources

Web Finds

Mum Images Select "Images" on the Google website, then type "Mums" into the Search box. You'll see...

Clever Gardening Technique

Toast Birdseed To keep bird seed from sprouting once it's spilled out of its container, bake it on a cookie...
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Regional Reminders

  • Time Fruit Tree Sprays Properly
  • Give Water and No-Nitrogen Fertilizer for Best Frost Protection
  • Prepare Soil for Rain
  • Let The Sun Shine In
  • Rearrange Houseplants

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