Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Garden Feast
The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate Park is celebrating the end of summer with Garden Feast on Wednesday, September 10th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lectures, a raffle, demonstrations, and a fabulous lunch catered by Dan McCall. There will be a silent auction of rare plants. The raffle prize is a trip the Chelsea Garden Show! For iinfo, call (415) 564-3239, ext. 307; or e-mail: jason@sfbotanicalgarden.org; or go to: http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/events/gardenfeast-2008.html.

Clever Gardening Technique

Reseeding Alyssum
My alyssum got ratty looking and I tried to cut it back, but that just made it worse. So I pulled out the plants and shook them vigorously over the bed to distribute seeds for next spring. The hardy alyssum would most likely have done this without my help, but now I am assured of a bountiful crop of flowers next year, if the birds don't beat me to them!

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