Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

An Arroyo Garden
Emily Green, Los Angeles Times home and garden writer, will present a slide lecture about transitioning to native and water-conscious gardening on Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. to noon, at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, CA. Registration is $20 for adult non-members, $18 for adult members. For info, call (818) 949-7980, or visit:

Clever Gardening Technique

Garbage Can Tops
Tops of garbage cans, especially plastic ones with no handles that stick out, make easy-to-scoot-around receptacles for weeds or harvested fruits and vegetables. Unlike larger and heavier bucket-shaped containers, these won't mar delicate plants as you work around ground covers. Their broad, shallow surface makes them perfect for harvesting delicate vegetables and fruits that are best kept in a single layer.


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