Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

79th Annual Chrysanthemum Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May 21 and 22, 9am-4pm. More than 150 varieties of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings will be for sale, along with many perennial flowers and shrubs, tomato plants and other vegetable plants. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia 91007. For more information, call 626-821-3222 or go to www.arboretum.org

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Berry Baskets as Seedling Protectors
Birds love the new tender shoots of vegetables. Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly-sprouted seedlings such as corn, cucumber, melons, and squash from birds. By the time that the seedlings have grown tall enough to reach through the tops of the baskets, they are no longer as tender and delectable as the birds prefer.

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