Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Descanso Plant Sale
On Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 16, from 9am-4pm, Descanso Gardens hosts the Mount San Antonion College Horticulture Department plant sale on the Magnolia Lawn. The sale features a wide range of plants and sizes; admission is free with garden admission. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA, 91011. For more information, go to or call 818-949-4200.

Clever Gardening Technique

What Containers?
Container gardens can begin with just about any container -- an old wheelbarrow, bathtub, bird cage, "distinguished-looking" shoe, child's wagon, or even just a camouflaged bag of potting mix. If it'll hold soil and a plant, it's fair game. Mounds or cascades of color can come from begonias, petunias, ivy, geraniums, campanula, impatiens, succulents, fuchsias, azaleas, or vegetables -- patio or cherry tomatoes, strawberries, or herbs.


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