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Chris MacIntosh

I agree - I miss the column a lot. Now I'm happy to have found the blog.
(And hello to France - we were once fellow docents)

Pam Peirce

Hi France,

I am of course disappointed as well. There seems to be the impression in the marketing department that the City and the subscribers in the Bay Area have become too urban to care about gardening how-to. I am contemplating next steps. Possibly another print book, possibly some short e-books marketed through my blog and website. We shall see.
As to plants that move around until they find a place they like, I don't recall writing a specific column about that, but my gardening philosophy includes acceptance that plants sometimes do this. There is much about gardening in this somewhat relaxed manner in my book Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California, which if you don't have already, I recommend to you.
I am also beginning a new series of entries in this blog on the details of gardening, called Gardening: Up Close. I am about to put up the first one, which touches on the subject of plants that sow themselves in the garden.
I continue to give talks and slide shows in various venues. If you have a library, nursery, or other venue for a public talk and want to try to schedule it, put them in touch with me and I'll see if we can work it out.
Happy gardening, Pam Peirce

France Bark

I am one of many gardeners in the Bay Area, specifically from the Stanford campus, who is VERY disappointed to have lost your great garden column. I looked forward to it each Sunday; it was actually one of the few things that I read in the whole Chronicle. A great resource has been taken away from us and we were not even consulted, at least I was not. You have given me such valuable advice for many years. I have saved many of your columns and articles and refer to them often. But there is one thing that I am looking for and cannot find......Did you ever write something about "plants that move about the garden" until they find a place they like. It seems to me that you did write something. This phenomenon happens to me all the time. If you could give me an answer and indication of where I might find the information on this, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you again for all your past help. I intend to continue following you through your blog or website.
Sincerely, France Bark

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Golden Gate Gardening

The new, updated and expanded third edition of Golden Gate Gardening has more of the information you'll depend on about California microclimates, soils, container gardening, vegetable varieties, herbs, edible flowers, cutting flowers, fruits, managing pests and weeds. Now includes 4 planting calendars, 2 for cool summer microclimates, plus 2 for more inland microclimates. More recipes and tips for learning to harvest and eat from a garden too.

Jan 6, 2010

Wildly Successful Plants

These common and easy to grow California garden plants are being reclaimed by current garden designers for their beauty and sturdiness. Learn how to grow them well, care for them throughout the year, and use them in your garden for reliable, drought-tolerant, year-round color.

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