Eco-friendly gardening tools

March 17, 2009 4:04:11 PM PDT
Save time and money with water-wise plants and tools.

Melinda Myers' eco-friendly garden tools & products:

  • Newspaper Potmaker
  • Cow Pots
  • Solar Lights
  • The Plant Nanny
  • Beneficial Insects
  • Rainbarrel Downspout Diverter
  • Rainbarrel Interlocking Hardware
  • Aquacone
  • Watering Spout with Handle
  • Eco-Friendly Pest Management Products
  • Sluggo
  • Neem
  • Insecticidal Soap
  • Hot Pepper Wax
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Insect Traps
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About the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Mach 18-22, 2009
At New Location: San Mateo Event Center
2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403

Kids and the young-at-heart alike will especially enjoy the colorful display gardens and learning more about carnivorous plants and insects. The "Sproutopia" area will have hands-on activities and workshops that are free with admission for families. Musical entertainment and special presentations are planned as well. Discounted ticket prices for youth and students make it affordable to bring the whole family. Children 5 and under are free.

More than 70 free seminars and workshops sponsored by Sunset offer more talent, more topics and more tips than any other horticulture happening in California. Also, 300 specialty shops will have demos and displays of the newest and hottest top-quality garden-related items available on the market today.

Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22 at the San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 South Delaware St., San Mateo, 94403. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. On Sunday, the show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A one-day adult ticket purchased at the door is $20. Those who purchase a one-day advance adult ticket online (printable at home), by phone or at Bay Area nurseries through March 17 pay only $16. Students, 18-25, with valid student ID, $9 at the door. Youth (6-17) $4. Children 5 and under are free. A 2-day ticket is $29. Half-day tickets from 3 p.m. to closing Wed. through Sat. (Sun. at 2 p.m.) are $13 at the door. The All Show Pass allows unlimited access to the show, $65. Group tickets (20 or more tickets by arrangement), $15.

Phone: (800) 569-2832
Phone: (415) 771-6909

About Melinda Myers:
About Melinda Myers, best known for her gardener friendly and practical approach to gardening, has more than 25 years of horticulture experience in both hands-on and instructional settings. She has a bachelor's in horticulture from The Ohio State University and a master's in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she is a Certified arborist. Melinda started the Master Gardeners program in Milwaukee, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. She has written 20 books, including her most recent national title, Can't Miss Small Space Gardening (Cool Springs Press, 2006) and the Birds and Blooms' Ultimate Gardening Guide (Reiman Publishing Group, 2002). She produces and hosts "Melinda's Garden Moments" airing on network television stations throughout the US and "Great Lakes Gardener" seen on PBS stations nationwide. She writes the twice monthly "Gardener's Questions" newspaper column and is a contributing editor and columnist for Birds and Blooms and Backyard Living magazines. Melinda has received recognition and numerous awards for her radio, television, communication and educational efforts. Website: