Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rose Pruning Demonstration
On Saturday, January 10, at 10:00am, Descanso Gardens' Rosarium Horticulturist Angel Jones will discuss and demonstrate how to prune various types of roses for beauty and long health. Her slide program will include information on fertilizing, disease control, and pest management. Free with garden admission. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. For more information, call 818-949-4200 or go to

Clever Gardening Technique

Box and Hardware Cloth or Chicken Wire
Replace the bottom of a wooden box with half-inch hardware cloth or chicken wire for use as a colander. Collect fresh-picked vegetables in the box, and rinse them off to remove excess soil. The soil will remain in the garden, and only final cleaning will be necessary indoors.


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