Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

San Francisco Botanical Garden Perennial Plant Sale
June 12 Plant Sale - Perennials
The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum offers a unique opportunity to acquire plants seldom found in commercial nurseries or garden centers. All plants are suitable for Bay Area gardens and are propagated by volunteers from the Garden's own collections.

Saturday Plant Sales are held at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Nursery from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Our Nursery is located in the southwest corner of the Gardens, a five minute walk from the Main Gate at Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way. A wide variety of plants are available at each sale. For more information, visit

Tool or Gardening Product

I have been using Osmocote Plant Fertilizer for about 20 years now. Although expensive to buy, this slow release fertilizer is a true friend to the busy gardener, delivering a small amount of fertilizer over a long period of time, usually three months. That means you only have to fertilize 3 or 4 times a year. It comes in different formulations for different types of plants including vegetables, ornamentals and shrubs. Osmocote is usually applied directly to the the soil and is then dibbled lightly into the surface. Good stuff this, I recommend it!


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