Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Registration for the Sunday, May 6, 2012 Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is now open! Spaces in this year's tour will fill quickly, so register now to reserve your place. A variety of bird- and butterfly-friendly, pesticide-free, water conserving, low maintenance gardens that contain 60 percent or more native plants will be open on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. More than 50 garden talks are scheduled throughout the day.
Native plants will be sold at numerous locations. For more information contact;, call (510) 236-9558 between 9 am and 9 pm, or visit


Nothing tastes better that good wholesome food made with the freshest ingredients and herbs that you have grown in your own back yard. Herb Gardening (Better Homes and Gardens) provides a comprehensive guide to planning, planting, creating and caring for a beautiful and delicious herb garden. The book contains planting plans for both in-ground gardens and containers, herbal gifts, harvesting tips, holiday decorating with live herb plants, recipes and a complete herb encyclopedia. This full color publication a must for any gardener interested in herbology. The easy recipes have all been thoroughly tested at the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens. 223 pages including index.

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