Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Holidays at Filoli
Enjoy the excitement of Filoli's spectacular 9-day Holiday Traditions fundraising event. This year's theme, Winter Wonderland, brings together winter's natural beauty and the sparkling decorations of the House and Garden in a burst of joy and celebration. Shop the Holiday Boutique with its wide range of unique merchandise while performers sing and play seasonal melodies. Relax amid glorious winter flowers and glistening decorations while enjoying lunch or supper. The Evening Dinner Party, an elegant occasion of dining, live music and dancing in the ballroom is a memorable way to celebrate the season. The youngest visitors will enjoy the popular Children's Party on December 5. Holiday Traditions is Filoli's most treasured and important fundraising event and taked place from November 27 through December 5, 2009. Visit for complete event activities and tickets.

Tool or Gardening Product

Mini Greenhouse
If you have ever dreamed of owning a greenhouse, here is the ideal starter kit. The Grow Chamber provides over 18 square feet of covered growing space for plants. It can be used indoors near a window, on a three-season porch, or placed outside on a deck or patio. The integrated four-shelf system maximizes the growing space. With all four shelves installed, shelf headroom is approximately 15 inches, but shelves may be removed to create additional height for taller plants. The tubular steel frame has a baked-on epoxy finish and assembles easily without tools. Three removable covers are included -- a UV-resistant plastic cover with a double-zipper front opening, a 50% shade cover for summer growing, and a flower-forcing cover that omits light to force short-day-length plants into bloom. The Grow Chamber measures 63 inches tall by 27 inches wide by 19 inches deep. Available for $69.95 from Logee's Tropical Plants (888-330-8038,


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