Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rose Show and Sale
The South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula is having a rose show and sale on Saturday, May 6, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You'll find wonderful fragrances and vivid colors, including varieties for inland and coastal gardens. For more info, visit:

Clever Gardening Technique

Manure Tea
Make manure tea by placing a container in the sun and filling it with one part manure and two parts water. Stir the mixture once a week. Within a month, a rich fertilizer tea will be ready to feed plants. Replenishing the container with manure and water after each use will maintain a ready supply throughout the season.


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