Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rose Pruning Techniques
On Sunday, January 11, 2009, from 10 am to 12 noon, in the Palm Room at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, rose expert Steve Gerischer will discuss the various techniques for pruning different types of roses -- hybrid teas, shrub roses, climbers, miniatures, icebergs, floribundas and old garden roses. Learn to identify and eliminate suckers and diseased wood, and what is needed to grow healthy roses in our climate. $20 members, $22 non-members. Call 626.821.4623 to register, or pay at the door. For more information, go to

Web Finds

Home Orchard Help
Two great websites of science-based information with specific details for our Southern California conditions:

Dave Wilson Nursery's The Home Fruit Tree Grower, including "About Chill Hours."

University of California's The California Backyard Orchard, including "Answers to Frequently Asked Questions" under Sign Our Guestbook


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