Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase
On April 30, from 11 am to 4 pm, Mar Vista's third annual, self-guided garden tour comprises a giant block party and eco-festival, demonstrating community and sustainability through drought-resistant landscaping, edible gardens, composting techniques, water capture, and even chickens! See website at for more information, addresses, photos, and descriptions of the gardens.

Clever Gardening Technique

Containers Are Everywhere
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 will 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, such as patio or cherry tomatoes, strawberries, or herbs.


Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Iris Eternal Bliss"