Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Elegant Silvers: Foliage in the Garden
On Thursday, February 14, at 2:30 p.m., in Friends' Hall at the Huntington Botanic Garden, garden photographer Karen Bussolini will reveal how luminous the home landscape can be when accented with plants in hues of silvery blue, icy gray-green, and glittering white. Bussolini is coauthor with Jo Ann Gardener of the book Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden (Timber Press, 2005; $34.95). A book signing and plant sale will follow the free program. For info, call ( 626) 405-2100; or go to:

Clever Gardening Technique

Use the Bottom of the Milk Jug
After using the milk or water jug as a mini greenhouse, save the bottom you cut off to use as a saucer for pots or a shallow seed-starting tray. Or cut a slit from one side to the center, and cut a 2-inch-wide hole in the center to make a cutworm guard for a tomato plant next spring.


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