Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

All About Fruit Trees
On March 24, from 9am-noon, Tom Spellman, guru on best fruit tree varieties for Southern California home gardens, will discuss planting, growing, and harvesting fruit in your own garden, including which trees to buy, fertilization, and pruning. Descanso Gardens, $20 for non-members, $15 for members. Registration requested. For more information and to register, call 818-949-7980.

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Tool Basket
Use a shallow, compartmented plastic basket with a handle as a garden carryall for seed packets, pruners, trowel, fork, and other small items. Before each day's initial trip into the garden, replenish the basket with packets of seed appropriate for planting at that time. As an empty spot develops in the garden, plant a few seeds.

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