Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale
The South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale features beautiful cactus and succulents grown by society members. Enjoy the judged show, and then buy your own! March 7-8, 9am-4pm at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. For more information, call 310-544-1948, or go to

Clever Gardening Technique

Hand Lotion and Surgical Gloves
Give your hands a moisturizing treatment as you garden by lavishly spreading them with hand lotion or cream before putting on your gloves. Add extra cream under your fingernails. As you work, your hands will absorb the cream. When you remove the gloves, your hands will have benefited from the cream rather than suffered from the moisture-removing soil. In addition, the soil will be more easily washed from under your fingernails because the cream or lotion formed a barrier. To double the benefit, wear surgical gloves under your regular cloth or leather gloves. These are especially helpful when handling seeds or wet transplants or soil.


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