Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
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New, Colorful Yellow Rocket
Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. It?s commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...
Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?
Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...
Tracking Lost Ladybugs
The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home ?" It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...
Protect Plants from Frost
Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasn?t already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps you?re not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...
In the Garden
We still appreciate those last remaining tomatoes and squash and cucumbers from the first spring plantings, although we're getting sated since we've been gorging ourselves since June. The late plantings are just coming into production so they will keep...
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Shows & Events
Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations Boo at the L.A. Zoo festivities, October 25-26, will include demonstrations of innovative pumpkin...
Clever Gardening Technique
Garbage Can Tops Tops of garbage cans, especially plastic ones with no handles, make easy-to-scoot-around...
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- Repotting Herbs for Wintering Indoors
- Use Onion Seed Instead of Sets
- Plant Different Types of Broccoli
- Switch to Fall Lawn Care
- Remove Water Basins Around Trees