Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2002
Regional Report

Shows & Events

African Violet Show and Sale
African Violet Show and Sale, Saturday, March 9, 11am to 4pm. Sponsored by the South Coast African Violet Society. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information, call 310-544-6815, or go to the garden's Web site. The South Coast Botanic Garden has more than 150,000 plant species and features those that are semi-drought tolerant and suitable to the Southern California landscape.

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Heirloom Seeds
With the advent of hybrid seeds, the older open-pollinated varieties are getting harder to find. While the hybrids have many advantages (disease resistance, greater productivity, more uniform fruit, etc.) they often can't match the heirlooms for taste, and isn't that why you grow your own vegetables? Heirloom Seeds offers a tremendous selection of old-fashioned, open-pollinated varieties tested by home gardeners for backyard use.

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