Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden


Frost Damage Protection

The sun's light and warmth slip to the year's low ebb this month. Evening chill is barely offset by warmish days. My average hard frost period is Thanksgiving through January 31, although my garden hasn't had any real damage in several years....
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Favorite or New Plant

Plants for Holiday Decorating Norfolk Island pines in containers can become mini-Christmas trees, with their own tiny lights...

Local Buzz

Live Indoor Christmas Tree Care If you plan to decorate a live Christmas tree indoors and then move or plant it outdoors...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Top-Heavy Trees
  • Harvest One Leaf at a Time
  • Transplant Winter Veggies
  • Wait to Cut Asparagus Ferns
  • Anchor Young Trees

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