Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Native Plant Sale
The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from scores of species of hard-to-find native plants, seeds, and bulbs suitable for California gardens. Speak to experts about lawn alternatives, such as native perennials, wildflowers, and grasses. Buy native plant books, posters, and note cards. Hidden Villa Ranch, CNPS Nursery, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 2 miles west of I-280. Free parking. Come early for the best selection; bring boxes to carry your purchases home. Cash or check only. For more information, visit; e-mail:, or call (650) 691-9749.

Tool or Gardening Product

The Wedgie
I have a new favorite tool! The Wedgie is perfect for filling in bare spots in estabished containers. The Wedgie fits well in your hand, is bright yellow so it's hard to lose, and you can use the rounded handle to tamp down soil when you are finished. The hard plastic blade digs through even the hardest compacted soil. Find it at:


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