Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Shows & Events
California Native and Fall Plant Sale
The California Native and Fall Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2009, from 10am to 4pm at the Fullerton Arboretum. Browse and select from hundreds of varieties. The Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton 92831, 714-278-3579, www.arboretum.fullerton.edu
Clever Gardening Technique
Hose as Insect Deterrent
Hose off plant foliage -- both top and underneath leaf surfaces -- to lessen insect populations. This is especially helpful to get rid of aphids, caterpillars, mealybugs, spider mites, and whiteflies on beans, collards, kale, tomatoes, and roses. Be sure to do this early enough in the day (preferably early morning) so that the foliage can dry completely by sunset.