Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Water Began It All
On weekends through February 19, 2012, eight remarkable hand-colored maps and illustrations by Michael J. Hart, former vice president and general manager of the Pasadena-based Sunny Slope Water Co., of the San Gabriel Mission, El Molino Viejo (the Old Mill), and La Presa (the Dam) will be on display in the exhibition "Water Began it All: A New Look at the San Gabriel Mission." Photographs, maps, and documents from the Library's collections will accompany Hart's work. Huntington Botanical Center's Flora-Legium gallery. Free with garden admission. For more information, go to or call 626-405-2100.

Clever Gardening Technique

Cold Roots
Plant and tree roots are not very efficient in bringing moisture during cold weather, so be sure that they get water but aren't waterlogged.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"