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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2012 Urban Tree of the Year

National News

Generations ago, stately American elms lined the streets in many of our cities and towns, their arching branches creating a canopy of leafy shade. Then imported Dutch elm disease (DED) struck....

Tough Trees for Tough Sites

Trees growing in urban landscapes often have it tough. Compacted soils, reflected heat, planting sites with little soil, lack of water, interference from overhead wires, and lack of maintenance...

Urban Heat Island Effect

Cities are hot places; in fact, they can be islands of heat in the midst of a cooler regional environment. "Urban heat island" is a term that many of us may have heard of, but not fully...

Urban Farming

Trees aren't the only plants to grow in the city. As the interest in healthy eating, local foods, and sustainable agriculture grows, we see not only more and more home food gardening in city...

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In the Garden


Transitioning the Flower Garden

Trimming After chrysanthemums finish blooming, cut their stems to about three inches from the soil, and mark their location with a stake since even that amount of wood will die back by spring. Trim fuchsias only to shape them, but wait to...
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Shows & Events

Of Travels, Fruits, and Gardens On Tuesday, November 27, at 7:30pm, Bianca Maria Rinaldi discusses the role Jesuits played in...

Web Finds

Common Ground Garden Program Gardening Classes and Email Lists Learn about many gardening classes and volunteer activities available throughout Los Angeles...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Bigger Onions
  • Transplant Strawberries
  • Dig in Manure and Compost
  • Water for Frost Protection
  • Change Indoor Plant Locations

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