Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Invasion of the Kudzu Bug

National News

If you live in the Southeastern or Mid-Atlantic states, you may find some unfamiliar insects congregating on the side of your house this fall, looking for places to shelter for the winter. If...

A New Twist with Celosia

Looking for something unusual for your flower garden next spring? Give a new twist to your plantings with Celosia 'Twisted'. This eye-catching variety of Celosia cristata features bright red,...

Go with Gojis

You may have heard the health benefits of goji (go-gee) berries touted of late. These bright orange-red berries, the fruits of the Asian shrub Lycium barbarum , as well as juice made from them,...

Stopping Stinkbugs

There's another relatively new introduced insect pest that's causing problems for both commercial agricultural growers and home gardeners. It's also a home-invading nuisance as it crawls into...

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In the Garden

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Fall Tree Care Tips

Around Thanksgiving our garden soil is finally cooling off and trees and other plants are slowing their growth and beginning to shut down for the winter. It's also the time when our average first frost occurs. The operative word is "average," since in...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Create a Succulent Wreath Learn how to create beautiful, long-lasting holiday decorations with succulents at a workshop at...

Clever Gardening Technique

Craft Garden-Inspired Candles Decorate candles with flowers and foliage that you've grown and pressed yourself. Place small...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Deeply
  • Leave Asparagus Ferns
  • Plant Chilled Spring Bulbs
  • Plant Colorful Winter Annuals
  • Trim, Don't Prune

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