Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Southern California Native Plant Sale & Fall Festival
On October 7-8 and 14-15, 2001, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Theodore Payne Foundation offers its biggest sale of the year with our region's best selection of California native plants as both plants and seed packets. Vendors, live music, and expert advice available. On October 7-8, memberships for 15 percent off plants will be available at the door. On October 14-15, 15 percent discounts on plants for members, and 10 percent discounts on plants for non-members. On all days, 10 percent discounts on seed packets. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley 91352. For more information, go to or call 818-768-1802.

Clever Gardening Technique

Compost Turns Trash to Treasure!
Continue replenishing your compost pile. Spent annuals and vegetables add a lot of bulk now, along with grass and other garden clippings, and non-greasy trimmings from the kitchen. But leave out plants that are obviously infected with diseases. Destroy or dispose of these, instead. Chop up bulky items to help them decompose faster. Layer moist greenery with a bit of soil and dry matter. Keep the pile moist but not waterlogged, and turn it or loosen it up every other week or so to let in air.


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