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Garden Resource Center
Filoli Perennial Border in Panel Garden in Summer Bloom
Photo by Saxon Holt
We invite you to use Filoli as a gardening resource; from our horticulture classes and article archives, to our handy gardener's reference sheets to the latest expert advice from Filoliís renowned horticulturists.
Filoli's Daffodil Collection
No other flower says spring like the daffodil, and the pleasure of seeing a whole field of bright yellow trumpets planted en masse is a heartwarming and exhilarating experience. What better way to start the new year, and the daffodil season, than to visit Filoli in late February and March, to enjoy our daffodil fields and learn about Filoliís amazing collection!
Fruit Tree Pruning
A three-part Sundial Times
Pruning deciduous fruit trees can be a confusing and daunting task for both seasoned and novice gardeners. In addition to frequently producing impressive amounts of new growth each year, many deciduous fruit trees also have widely differing ways of bearing fruit. Despite these inherent challenges, it remains true that a well pruned and trained fruit tree will have good structure to support its crop, allow air and light to reach fruit, be easily thinned and harvested, and still provide a pleasing aesthetic element in the garden. With a commitment to keen observation of your tree, and an understanding of the basic principles presented in this series of articles, anyone can enjoy the pleasure of fresh, quality fruit from their gardenís trees.
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The Most Disease–Resistant Roses at Filoli
In an effort to reduce the use of toxic fungicides and to improve the display quality of the rose garden, we have been selecting disease-resistant and fragrant roses, and removing roses which perform poorly under our conditions. Because of El NiŮo, 1998 was one of our worst years for growing roses; however, it was a good test year to make observations and discover which roses are susceptible and resistant to black spot, rust and mildew.
Gardener Reference Sheets
Enjoy the Filoli experience in your own garden. These beautiful Ė and handy Ė reference sheets let Filoliís acclaimed horticulturists share advice and information to better your growing knowledge. PDF format; Requires Acrobat Reader.