Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Huntington Ranch Symposium: Only At Home
Friday, November 18, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Marking the second year of Ranch operations, this one-day symposium focuses on aspects of urban agriculture that can't be duplicated in commercial settings. From the use of gray water irrigation systems to growing offbeat edibles, learn how to harvest the unique potential of your home or community garden. Registration: $40. Optional dinner at an additional cost. Register online or call: 800-838-3006. For more information, go to I'll be speaking on offbeat edibles, so come and say hi!

Favorite or New Plant

Saffron Crocus
Plant autumn-blooming saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) now for a holiday harvest. Each corm produces from one to three flowers, and about six corms should provide sufficient saffron -- just the three tiny red stamens in each bloom -- for your next paella. Corms are available from Nichols Garden Nursery,


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