Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
American Rose Society
The American Rose Society Web site (www.ars.org) is the place to go to find all you'd ever want to know about roses - and to get answers to your rose questions from experts. Topics include flower arranging, botany, flower color, cooking, diseases, miniatures, old roses, preserving, and rose symbolism. Of special interest this time of year is information on pruning, spraying, and winter care (but beware of info meant for snow-bound climes). The site also offers lots of links to other rose information sites.
Shows & Events
Get a jump on the harvest celebration season at Holt Park in Holtville (near San Diego) with this Carrot Festival. The festival runs from January 26 through February 4 with many activities such as a carrot cooking contest, golf tournament, arts and crafts displays, carnival, and parade. Call (760) 356-2923 for more information.