Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Mark your calendar for Pier 39's Tulip Extravaganza! From Wednesday, February 13th to Monday, February 18th, Pier 39 presents its popular Tulipmania, showcasing thousands of tulips. Tulipmania has become a favorite of many because of the unique tulip color combinations, and the wide variety of tulips that are easy for the public to view. Visitors are welcome to join complimentary landscaping tours each day at 10 a.m. All tours depart from the entrance plaza.

Clever Gardening Technique

Heel in Bare-Root Bargains
If the weather won't cooperate with your plans, bare-root plants can be temporarily heeled in until you have time to plant them in their permanent locations. Select a shaded site and dig a shallow V-shaped trench. Once the trench has been prepared, remove the plants from their protective packaging. Lay the plants into the trench at a 45-degree angle and cover loosely with soil. Bare-root plants can safely be left in this temporary trench for up to five weeks.


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