Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2008
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Unwanted Cats in the Garden
Here's a great tip on how to keep cats out of your garden beds. When you prune your roses, save the long canes. Strip them of everything but the thorns. Lay them artistically across your beds. They'll keep the felines out and will last for a long time. They're also easy to move and set aside when you're working in your beds.

Shows & Events

Growing Succulents
Filoli Estate offers horticultural classes taught by experts. If you have ever wondered about the secrets to growing beautiful succulents, there's a class for you on Saturday, August 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Instructor Mimi Clarke will help you discover what it takes to keep these garden and container plants happy and healthy. You learn to care for them, propagate them, and how to best use them in the landscape. Start growing these unique water-wise plants today.

The fee is $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers. For a ticket, call Filoli at (650) 364-8300, x508; or go to: http://www.filoli.org (select the Tickets option).

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