Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden


Favorite Online Seed Catalogs

I asked our LA County Master Gardeners and other local gardening friends for their favorite seed catalogs, and these were their choices, listed in alphabetical order and including this information: * Name of catalog or company * Website *...
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Shows & Events

Mushroom Identification Saturday, February 4, from 10 am-12 noon at the LA County Arboretum, Dr. Jerry Turney will...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fruit Tree Dormant Spray This month's "height" or "depth" of dormancy is time for another spraying of dormant oil for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cole Crops Deeper
  • Plant Artichoke, Asparagus, and Rhubarb
  • Prune Dormant Fruit Trees
  • Prune Roses
  • Plant New Roses

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