Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2003
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Pruning Workshop
The LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia will host a workshop on Pruning Deciduous and Ornamental Trees and Shrubs on Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kelly Kubica will discuss and demonstrate pruning tips and techniques. $18 members, $20 non-members (in addition to entrance fee of $6 adults, $4 seniors and students).


Candle Decorations From Your Garden
Decorate candles with flowers and foliage that you've grown and pressed yourself. Place small flowers, leaves, and vines between paper towels, and weigh them down with a heavy book overnight. Pieces should be limp but not moist or crispy. Use a glue stick to tack them into place on candles. Mix and match colors, or use white candles to highlight the colors of the flowers and leaves. In an empty coffee can tall enough to hold the candle, melt six cakes of paraffin by setting it in a pan of boiling water. Dip the candle, with its tacked-on flowers and leaves, into the liquid paraffin, and hold it or set it upright until cool. Dip again if a thicker coating is desired.


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