Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

African Violet Show and Sale
On Saturday & Sunday, February 21 & 22, 2009, from 10am to 4pm, at the Potting Shed of the Fullerton Arboretum, violets and close relatives will be highlighted. Choose from a variety of sizes, shapes, flowers, colors; also gesneriads like gloxinia, lipstick plant, goldfish plant, cape primrose, flame violet, cupid's bower, and some begonias. For more information, go to or contact Mark Costello at or call 714-278-3407.

Clever Gardening Technique

Cultivate So Pests Perish
Periodically rough up soil surfaces to bring overwintering pests and their egg cases to die of exposure on the surface -- or be eaten by birds!


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