Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

African Violet Show and Sale
On Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the South Coast Botanic Garden will hold its African violet show and sale at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. in Palos Verdes Peninsula. Plants, pots, fertilizer, soil, and other supplies will be on sale. Friendly, knowledgeable members will answer questions. For info, call (310) 544-1948, or go to: http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Asparagus Fork for Weeding
A handy tool to use to pry up entire root systems is the pronged "asparagus fork" that looks like a bent stick. Pull weeds now when they're small and before they form flowers or seeds, and you'll have fewer weed problems later. If you pull out a weed that has already formed its seedhead, do not leave it in a walkway as mulch or compost it, unless you know your compost pile gets hot enough to destroy the seeds.

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