Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Bouquets to Art
For five days, March 15-19, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, more than 150 innovative floral designers pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the art at the de Young's permanent collection by creating arrangements for public display. Lectures by noted floral designers, luncheons, and afternoon teas on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday complement the flower-bedecked galleries and public spaces in the museum. Bouquets to Art 2011 concludes on Saturday, March 19, with a benefit drawing of spectacular prizes including jewelry and other luxury items. For ticket information, hours and directions visit


Bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes are covered in Bulb by Anna Pavord (Mitchell Beazley, 2009). In this magnificently illustrated volume, bulbs are listed for every season and environment. Planting companions are suggested for most varieties as well as planting instructions and preferred locations.
Bulb is an excellent reference for the serious garden library. Color photographs, illustrations, 544 pages including index, introduction, zone map and bibliography.


Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia regla 'Royal'"