Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

The Modern Art of Orchids
Orchids meet Jackson Pollock in The Modern Art of Orchids, a new exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park that runs until February 26, 2006. With a stylish and contemporary flair, this exhibition of hundreds of orchids immerses you in the abstract beauty of the world's most diverse group of flowering plants. For more information, visit; http://www.theconservatoryofflowers.org

Favorite or New Plant

Coffee Tree
I bought my little coffee tree (Coffea arabica) in a 2-inch pot three years ago. It is now about 3 feet tall with many long, trailing branches and large, glossy, dark green leaves. I have kept it in a variety of locations, including an east-facing window (the first year of it's life), a south-facing window (the second year), and its current location downstairs in the open atrium of my office, which is open to the south. It seems happy, and I keep expecting it to bloom any time. The flowers form along the upper side of the branches, all along the entire length.

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