Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


Harvesting Your Very Own Potatoes

You cut the potatoes last May, making sure each piece had a couple of eyes. Then you snugged them into the soil or compost and watered them in. The sprouts may or may not have appeared, and then the plants either developed lushly, or they didn't....
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Shows & Events

Green Your Garden, Yet Save On Your Water Bill On Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, southern California author...

Clever Gardening Technique

Compost Bin from Pallets Build a compost pile frame from pallets discarded by big box stores, connecting the sides...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Veggies for Winter Eating
  • Plant Onions
  • Discontinue Fertilizing Grapes and Trees
  • Prune to Reduce Wind Damage
  • Apply Slow-Release Nitrogen to Lawns

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