In the Southland's special climate, fall is our best planting season. That's why the Los Angeles Garden Show is being held in October instead of in the spring.
Gardeners can get all fired-up walking the grounds, then go home and plant just about anything, from a pansy to a completely new landscape.
And there will be no shortage of inspiration at the show, with 21 specially created gardens full of interesting plants used in fascinating ways, helpful seminars, even a plant market where gardeners can find new plants to try this season.
Those with no ground to hoe needn't feel left out. One of the displays is a California kitchen garden by Home Grown of Pasadena, housed entirely in large containers.
The show also will feature pavilions filled with floral arrangements, plenty of food, and talks and demonstrations on gardening and cooking with herbs and vegetables.
The Los Angeles Garden Show will run Oct. 18 to 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Tickets are $5 before the show and $6 at the gate. Children 7 and under are free.
Tickets are available at the arboretum and at Ticketmaster locations.
For event information, call (800) EVENT-06.