Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Pacific Orchid Exposition
The 51st annual Pacific Orchid Exposition and Plant Sale takes place February 20, 21 & 22 at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center. This year's show is called "The Art of Orchids." The hours are Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $11 general, $8 seniors. There are orchids to look at and orchids to buy. If you are a fan of this amazing plant, mark your calendar!

For more information, call (415) 665-2468 or visit the Web site: Parking is available at the Marina Middle School, Marina Boulevard at Buchanan; and a free shuttle is provided.

Favorite or New Plant

Epipremnum is one of my very favorite indoor plants. I'm looking at one right now that I have had for at least 6 years, if not longer. It came my way in a 2-inch pot for a television segment. Since that time it has appeared on many shows and has been a constant companion here in my office. It's also known as devil's ivy, hunter's robe, philodendron, and pothos. It is a vining plant with heart-shaped leaves, but its most distinguishing feature is its hardy nature. This little plant takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Right now, mine is resting for the winter, but once it starts to grow again, I'll repot it in fresh soil. To keep plants bushy and compact, continue cutting the vines back during the growing season. Share this wonderful houseplant with friends by rooting the cuttings in water.


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