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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Fall Planting Time

After summer heat ends and the weather cools, it's time to start planting again. Two weeks after replenishing beds with compost and manure, plant seeds and transplants for the veggies that will keep you eating well through the spring. And don't forget...
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Shows & Events

Live Long and Garden Come to the Los Angeles Arboretum on October 19 for an all-day seminar led by five well known...

Clever Gardening Technique

Change Watering Schedule Help overwintering plants harden off by changing your irrigation schedule. Cooler weather slows...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cole Crop Seedlings Deep
  • Revitalize Perennials
  • Harvest Pumpkins and Squash
  • Make Toasty Pumpkin Seeds
  • Make Dried Herb Wreaths

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