Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Plants for Tough Places
Every garden has spots where few plants, if any, will grow. At an upcoming garden talk at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, horticultural consultant Lili Singer will highlight plants that tolerate -- even thrive -- in situations such as deep shade, dry shade, constant moisture, and searing heat. The talk will be on Thursday, November 1, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20, For more info, contact Jill Berry at (626) 821-4623, or jill.berry@arboretum.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Snails and Slugs Again
Regrettably, the cool, moist weather brings back snails and slugs, just in time to attack succulent seedlings. Handpick and dispose of them after dark and after overhead watering. Or pay the neighborhood kids a penny (nickel?) a snail to collect them.

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