Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Around the World in 127 Acres: How Low Can They Go?
How little water can plants take? Frank McDonough leads a walking tour of The Arboretum, highlighting the most drought-tolerant plants for our local gardens. 10 - 11:30am, $5 member/$7 non-members. Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia 91007. For more information, go to www.arboretum.org . To register, call 626-821-4623 or email jill.berry@arboretum.org .

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Bags Camouflage Ripening Fruit
Plastic grocery bags can help deter birds and squirrels from enjoying ripening tree fruits before you get to. Twist the handles around branches to keep the fruits covered during windstorms. Be sure to clip a hole in the bottom of the bag to release rain water so you don't have mushy fruit when one falls from the branch!

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