Greetings! I'm new, I'm in SoCal and I garden. Well, I'm not so new to those last two, but I am new here. This community looks new, too, but I'm hoping that there'll be many more posts and locale-specific hints in the future. In the meantime, by way of introduction, I shall link to my very first post on gardening in my own journal, which I just posted yesterday. I'm basically giving my family's front yard a much-needed makeover, which is starting with the several containers but will eventually spread to ground level as well.