Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Pacific Orchid Exposition
The Pacific Orchid Exposition is the largest orchid show in the country and is aptly named for the extraordinary, lush displays of organic beauty that are showcased every year. The event boasts more than 150,000 orchid flowers from all over the world and offers educational exhibits from local, national and international orchid growers. Because of its diverse microclimate, the Bay Area is widely acknowledged as one of the best orchid growing regions and is home to an array of exotic species. The Exposition will be held March 3rd-6th at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Tickets are $12 online/$14 at the door; seniors (65+): $8 online/$10 at the door; children 12 and under are free (except for Preview night). For more information go to or call 415.665.2468.

Web Finds

Backyard Chickens
Backyard Chickens has just about everything you need to know about raising chickens including anatomy, diseases, feeding, coop building instructions, sources for supplies and a chicken forum to answer any questions you might have.


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