Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Native Plant Sale
Don't miss the Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hidden Villa Ranch in Los Altos Hills. You'll find hundreds of species of native plants, seeds, and bulbs suitable for California gardens. Speak to experts about lawn alternatives, such as native perennials, wildflowers, and grasses. Native plant books, posters, and note cards will be on sale. Admission and parking are free. Hidden Villa Ranch is located at CNPS Nursery, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills (2 miles west of I-280). Contact Georgia Stigall at (650) 941-1068 or Presented by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (


A Collaboration With Nature
Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist who is in love with nature. I only wish I could see the world through his eyes. His book A Collaboration with Nature (Abrams Publishing Co., 1990; $55) is a photographic journal of his magnificent work. His palette includes leaves, stones, grasses, twigs, ice, and rain. I find his art stunningly magical and highly recommend a visit to your local bookstore. There is also a companion video, although it may be difficult to find, titled Rivers and Tides. If you love nature, make an effort to see the amazing work of artist Andy Goldsworthy.


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