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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Last-Minute Holiday Garden Gifting
On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 2 pm, get tips for last minute gifting and decorating with plants at Descano Gardens, part of their "Get Dirty Series." Deck those halls and still have time to toast the season! Free with garden admission. Descanso Gardens Van de Kamp Hall, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge 91011. For more information, go to www.descansogardens.org or call 818-949-4290.

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Clear Plastic Sheeting for a Bit More Nightime Warmth
To help concentrate daytime warmth and increase germination, cover seeding beds with clear plastic sheeting. Anchor down the edges with soil or rocks to keep out slugs and others critters that love the succulent sprouts and to keep the sheeting from blowing away. Be sure to remove it as soon as seeds begin to germinate.

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