Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Sustainable Landscaping
On Saturday, March 26, from 9:30am to 1pm, Los Angeles County Master Gardener Elizabeth Sala will discuss easy and practical ways for creating a healthier garden and yard, improving water quality and conservation, using safe pest management practices, improving fertilizer efficiency, increasing recycling and composting, reducing energy use and encouraging wildlife in urban areas.
$25 members, $35 non-members. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274. For more information, call 310-544-1948 or go to

Clever Gardening Technique

Trash Collectors
Place a few buckets or five gallon nursery containers throughout the garden as handy waste baskets. Two can be left in the same area -- one for items destined for the compost pile and the other for items to be discarded.


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