Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
The University of California's Vegetable Research and Information Center isn't just for commercial agriculture, as the home-page photo might suggest. Start with the humor section for some great and awful chuckles. Then move on to the serious stuff under Vegetable Crop Information, with categories for crops (such as asparagus), topics (such as compost and home gardening), and postharvest (such as home fruit and vegetable storage). Click on a vegetable, and you'll have six focus options, including Home Gardening and Integrated Pest Management. Many links to other sites are also offered.
Shows & Events
Great Rosarians of the World
In January, gardeners have roses on their minds, since it's prime time for choosing and planting the bareroot bloomers. On Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 p.m., noted British rosarian Peter Beales inaugurates the Great Rosarians of the World lecture series in Friends Hall at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino.
Beales, a nurseryman, author, hybridizer, and frequent lecturer who specializes in classic Old Shrub Roses, will discuss "Integrating Old Roses into the Modern Landscape." Tickets are $5 beside the garden admission. A reception on the Garden Terrace will follow. For reservations, call Rose Garden Curator Clair Martin at (626) 405-2164. For general information about the Huntington, call (626) 405-2140, or go to www.huntington.org.