Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Filoli Holiday Traditions
Filoli's Holiday Traditions- Visions of Sugarplums Dancing
Annual Nine-Day Fundraising Event at Historic Site in Woodside
November 26 through December 4, 2010
86 Canada Road , Woodside , CA 94062

Filoli's spectacular nine-day Holiday Traditions fundraising event begins November 26, 2010. The event features a Holiday Boutique with a wide range of unique merchandise, live music and the sparkling decorations of the House and Courtyard. The Courtyard of the House will be recreated into a charming 19th Century winter park with gas lamps, park benches and ice skaters.

Long-standing Holiday Traditions is Filoli's most important fundraising event. Visit for a complete list of events and activities. Beginning October 18, non-members may purchase tickets by mail, fax or by calling Filoli weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (650) 364-8300, ext. 508. Beginning October 25, tickets may be purchased online at


Plant Identification Terminology
Plant Identification Terminology by James Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris (ISBN 0-9640221-5)

Plant taxonomy employs an extensive and complex terminology. Professional botanists often need years in the field to master this new language. It sometimes presents a daunting obstacle to the student of taxonomy. This volume of illustrated botanical terms clears the way to understanding the terms used for identifying the various parts of a plant. For example, a tricarpellay is a seed pod with three chambers. A rostellum is a small beak or extension from the upper end of the stigma in orchids. All useful information- especially if you like cross word puzzles!


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