Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Opening Day Plant Sale
Visit the Opening Day Plant Sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden on April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The garden is located at 1500 Bancroft Road in Walnut Creek. This magnificent garden is open to the public during the summer months only, and to celebrate the annual opening, there is a much-anticipated plant sale. Cactus and succulents of every kind are available for purchase. For more info, call (925) 210-9663; or visit:

Clever Gardening Technique

Tip for Container Planting
When planting around the edge of a container, angle trailing plants, such as lobelia or campanula, toward the outside. By laying the plants semi-sideways, the foliage will cover the rim of the pot and give a more lush appearance to the finished display. Fill in with soil after you have the plants in place. You don't want any air pockets that would allow the roots to dry out. Once you are done planting, always water immediately to settle the soil. Wait for the plants to start to grow before you fertilize.


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