Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Shows & Events
Volunteer at Theodore Payne Foundation
Join other volunteers on the first Saturdays of December and January, 9 a.m. to noon, to do whatever needs doing on the grounds of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford Street in Sun Valley. They will provide tools and refreshments. Bring gloves, knee pads, and other personal items. It's an excellent opportunity for school kids needing community service credits. RSVP at (818) 768-1802.
Clever Gardening Technique
Get Planting Holes Ready for Spring
If your soil is heavy clay and fills with water in January or February when you'd like to plant bareroot roses, fruit trees, grapevines, and berry bushes, here's a way to get around the problem. Do the digging now, and cover both the holes and the excavated dirt with a tarp to keep out the rains. Digging in wet soil during cold weather can make the project more difficult, and the soil will compact, making it difficult for plant roots to grow.