Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

UC Riverside Plant Sale
Saturday, October 22, 12 noon to 4 pm; and Sunday, October 23, 9 am to 3 pm. Nearly 10,000 plants in more than 500 varieties will be available -- trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous plants, shade plants, water plants, house and patio plants, cacti and succulents, and also wildflower seeds. Plants are labeled if they attract hummingbirds or butterflies, are drought-tolerant or California native, are fragrant, or make good cut flowers or foliage. For more information, including a complete plant list, go to; call 951-784-6962; or email

Clever Gardening Technique

Knife as Planting or Harvesting Tool
An old paring or putty knife can be used to cut transplants out of a flat or to aid harvesting.


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