Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Flowers in the Home
Join Filoli Gardens in exploring the many ways plants enrich our lives and homes during Flowers in the Home, a week-long event, Tuesday, July 17 to Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This celebration of plants in the home includes lively floral demonstrations, cutting-garden tours, plant talks, "from the garden" food demonstrations, displays, and hands-on activities for children. Capping this year's event is a talk, book signing, and reception with Amy Stewart, author of Flower Confidential on Thursday, July 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $30 for members; $40 for nonmembers. Space is limited, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Flowers in the Home will also coincide with the 9th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli, which features 74 original botanical art paintings by accomplished artists from the United States and abroad. For more info, call (650) 364-8300; or visit:

Tool or Gardening Product

Sluggo Plus
Good news, gardeners! There's a new product in the Sluggo line -- our favorite organic slug and snail control. Sluggo Plus kills earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs, and pillbugs in addition to slugs and snails. It's still earth-friendly and won't harm kids or pets. It's easy to use, and a single application lasts for up to four weeks. The pellets are rainproof so you don't need to reapply after watering.


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