Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Roger's Gardens Rare Plant Show & Contest
Do you have a blue rose, a fragrant hydrangea, or a new species of succulent? Bring your rarest, most unusual, or most bizarre plant to Roger's Gardens Rare Plant Show & Contest at Roger's Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar 92625 on Saturday & Sunday, June 18th & 19th, from 9am-6pm. Limit is five plants and containers no larger than 16 inches in diameter. To be eligible for the competition you must be an amateur and your entries should arrive between 9am and 11am. Staff will assist you. If you know the name of your plants, bring that as well, if not they will try to identify them for you. First ($100), second ($50) and third ($25) place gift cards will be awarded when the judging is completed, at approximately 12pm. Entries will be on display throughout the weekend. For more information, call 1-800-647-2356 or go to

Clever Gardening Technique

Two Fun Things for Kids To Do With Gourds or Pumpkins
Shape gourds by wrapping tape around them three or four times where you want the narrow portion to be.

Barely cut through the skin to write your name or other wording, and see it grow along with the gourd or pumpkin!


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