Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

The Sanctuary Garden
Lawrence Lee, owner of Plantopia Nursery in Danville, will give a lecture (including slides) on the topic The Garden as Sanctuary, at the November 21 meeting of the California Horticultural Society. The Monday evening meeting will begin at 7:15 at the San Francisco County Fair Building, Ninth and Lincoln Way in San Francisco. Guest fee $5.00. For info, call (800) 884-0009, or e-mail:


Organic Gardening
How to grow a healthy, problem-free garden without using chemicals is the subject of the illustrated Organic Pest & Disease Control, by Barbara Ellis (Houghton Mifflin, 1997; $12.95), part of the Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides. It contains information on insect pests, diseases, weeds, animal pests, as well as a hardiness zone map. There is a chapter dedicated to creating a healthy garden by building soil, selecting appropriate plants, and problem solving. The illustrations and photographs are excellent tools for troubleshooting, and the organic remedies are easy and straightforward. Overall, this is an excellent publication for the neophyte organic gardener.


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