Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Garden-Style Propagation
Take this excellent opportunity to learn from San Francisco Botanical Garden's curator Dr. Don Mahoney's years of experience growing choice subtropical specimens from Mexico, South America, and South Africa. Don will emphasize propagation methods that bring success for the amateur gardener, and advise students during hands-on practice of taking cuttings and sowing seed. The workshop takesplace on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 9am-12:30pm at the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco. Cost is $30 for the general public, $20 for SF Botanical Garden Society members
For more information call 415/661-1316 or visit

Clever Gardening Technique

Add Color and Life to Winter Gardens
Don't suffer from the winter blues -- attract birds to visit your garden by setting out a bird feeder in front of your favorite window. There is a huge assortment of feeders available to attract everything from hummingbirds to woodpeckers. Thistle sacks are extremely popular with a variety of song birds.

Besides being delightfully entertaining, a bird feeder will provide the necessary fodder for migrating and local birds during the winter months. Bird feeders and seeds are available at most home improvement stores, garden centers and variety stores. Position feeders near trees or shrubs if possible to provide cover and security for hungry birds.


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