Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase
On April 30, from 11 am to 4 pm, Mar Vista's third annual, self-guided garden tour comprises a giant block party and eco-festival, demonstrating community and sustainability through drought-resistant landscaping, edible gardens, composting techniques, water capture, and even chickens! See website at http://marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com/ for more information, addresses, photos, and descriptions of the gardens.

Clever Gardening Technique

Containers Are Everywhere
Container gardens can begin with just about any container -- an old wheelbarrow, bathtub, bird cage, "distinguished-looking" shoe, child's wagon, or even just a camouflaged bag of potting mix. If it will hold soil and a plant, it's fair game. Mounds or cascades of color can come from begonias, petunias, ivy, geraniums, campanula, impatiens, succulents, fuchsias, azaleas, or vegetables, such as patio or cherry tomatoes, strawberries, or herbs.

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