Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Shows & Events
San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale
Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries, and individuals make the 30th annual San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale, to be held on October 19 and 20 from 10 am to 4 pm, one of the most interesting and diverse plant sales of San Diego County. Plant selections will include California natives, cacti, succulents, bromeliads, fruit trees, and sub-tropicals. As an added bonus, if you spend over $100 you will receive 2 guest passes to the Garden! Visit the Botanic Attic for garden-related items and to check out the huge selection of used books and homemade goodies such as specialty jellies. Admission to the sale is free with membership or paid admission to the Garden (adults $14; seniors, students, active military $10; ages 3-12 $8). The Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA. For more information, visit http://www.sdbgarden.org/plantsales.htm or call 760-436-3036.
Clever Gardening Technique
Hose Off Foliage
Hose off plant foliage -- both top and underneath leaf surfaces -- to lessen insect populations. This is especially helpful for getting rid of aphids, caterpillars, mealybugs, spider mites, and whiteflies on beans, collards, kale, tomatoes, and roses. Be sure to do this early enough in the day (preferably early morning) so that the foliage can dry completely by sunset.