Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2009
Regional Report


Many of the trees pictured in Citrus (Sunset Publishing Corporation; 1996) were plants I cared for personally. The book contains dozens of color photographs, tips on selection and care, and an entire section on problem-solving. There are planting tips, instructions on grafting and pruning and anything else the home gardener would need to know about growing beautiful citrus trees.

Shows & Events

Plant Sale
San Francisco Botanical Garden's July Plant Sale features a wonderful selection of salvias and shrubs that thrive in California's Mediterranean climate. Forty different salvias in bloom will be available -- including six native to California! A stunning assortment of shrubs will also be offered, with a good selection of mite-resistant fuchsias, perfect for attracting hummingbirds, as well as many drought-tolerant shrubs including Protea cynaroides from South Africa, Cistus species from Spain, and Ceanothus species from California.

All plants are suitable for Bay Area gardens and are propagated from the Botanical Garden's own collection. Nursery volunteers will be on hand to help with selection and offer advice.

The sale takes place from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.


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