Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2013
Regional Report

Shows & Events

History of Palos Verdes and the South Coast Botanic Garden
On Saturday, February 23, from 2-3;30 pm, Peter Olpe will discuss the history, people, and geology that helped create the South Coast Botanic Garden. Did you know that it was once a dump and that escaping methane still creates the rolling lumps? 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274. Free with garden admission (cash only). For more information, go to or call 310-544-1948.

Clever Gardening Technique

Moisturize While You Garden
Give your hands a moisturizing treatment as you garden by lavishly spreading them with hand lotion or cream before putting on your gloves. Add extra cream under your fingernails. As you work, your hands will absorb the cream. When you remove the gloves, your hands will have benefited from the cream rather than suffered from the moisture-removing soil. In addition, the soil will be more easily washed from under your fingernails because the cream or lotion forms a barrier.


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