Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Pacific Orchid Exposition
The Pacific Orchid Exposition is the ultimate orchid destination. Vendors will offer thousands of beautiful orchids and orchid growing equipment for sale. There will be demonstrations of orchid growing techniques, and experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
Location: Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion
corner of Laguna and Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
Thurs, February 23 (Gala Benefit) - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Fri, February 24 - 10am - 6pm
Sat, February 25 - 9am - 6pm
Sun, February 26 - 10am - 5pm
Gala: $45 / $40 online
General: $15 / $13 online
Senior: $12 / $10 online
Weekend Pass: $60 / $55 online
Gala plus unlimited show access to regular show (excludes special events)"
For more information contact Frances LaRose at flarose@prmagic.com

Books

Orchids
Which orchid to buy? When and how much to water? These subjects and more are covered in Orchid Gardening (Better Homes and Gardens), an intensive, step-by-step guide to successful orchid cultivation. There is a beautifully illustrated orchid gallery that provides information on growth habits, light and temperature requirements, and special attributes of each variety, such as long lasting blooms, scent, or multiple spikes, which is always a nice surprise. The book instructs how to create your own bark mix, divide and pot up offshoots, care for foliage, and most importantly, fertilize. If you have ever admired an orchid but were afraid to try growing one, this is the book for you.

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