Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

33rd Annual Wildflower Show
The 33rd Annual Wildflower Show is a two-day expo showcasing the diversity and beauty of wildflowers of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The region's premier botanical/horticultural event displays over 400 species of wildflowers and native plants, each one accurately labeled, many suitable for the home garden. On sale, you'll find books, posters, seeds, note cards, and other wildflower-related items. The event will be held Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mission College Hospitality Management Building, 3000 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara. Organized by California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter. For more info, call (650) 691-9749, e-mail, or visit:

Clever Gardening Technique

Submerge Potted Plants
To thoroughly water small potted plants, set them in a bucket or basin filled with water until the bubbling stops. This is the very best way to water plants that have been dried out until the soil ball pulls away from the sides of the pot. I always water my indoor plants by submersion.


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