Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

"Weeds!" is a collection of stunning black and white photographs by the late Harold Pepperell -- local writer, sculptor, and photographer. The exhibition at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture at Strybing Arboretum consists of 29 prints that were completed over a seven-month period, mainly in Marin County. Weeds finally get the recognition they demand.

The free exhibit runs from July 1 to September 30, 2004, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except major holidays. The arboretum is at 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way in San Francisco. For information, visit:


Wildly Successful Plants for Northern California
Author Pam Peirce is an instructor of horticulture at City College of San Francisco and co-founder of the S.F. League of Urban Gardeners. Her newest book, Wildly Successful Plants for Northern California (Sasquatch Books, 2004; $24.95), is a list of plants that are not only beautiful, but hardy, and in many cases they reproduce themselves abundantly in our mild climate, almost to the point of weediness. The book contains full-color photographs and a complete description of cultivation requirements and tips on how to keep the plant from taking over your garden. There are lists of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines, cacti, and succulents that are perfect for landscaping the novice gardener's version of paradise.


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