Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Camellia Heaven
Descanso Gardens, the mother of all camellia forests, will host a Camellia Festival on February 25th and 26th, with lilac and clivia as highlights. There will be an indoor show of hundreds of blooms, experts answering questions, culture and care lectures, a pruning demonstration, and a plant sale. Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada-Flintridge. For info, call (818) 949-4200, or visit: http://www.descansogardens.org

Clever Gardening Technique

Towers of 'Tatoes
Reuse old tires by placing them around potato plants covered to their tips with compost. As the foliage continues growing up, add more tires. New potatoes will develop at each node (junction of stem and leaf). To harvest, just remove the tires.

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