Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale
Rare and unusual cacti and other plants from xeric or desert regions throughout the world will be featured and available for sale at the Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale, July 25 to 27, at Fullerton Arboretum. Hours are 12 to 4 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information, call (714) 278-3407; go to:; or e-mail:

Clever Gardening Technique

Pantyhose for Grape Clusters
Slip 8-inch sections of old pantyhose over grape clusters, tying the tops and bottoms with twist-ties or string in a bow. They keep out assorted insects and birds but are easy to remove for harvesting and can be reused each year.


Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Asperula"