Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden



I have never grown them on purpose, but I find mushrooms fascinating. Mushrooms come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, and it has become quite the fad to grow them, either for consumption or as ornamentals. The reason I decided to write a column...
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Shows & Events

The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, March 15-19, at the Cow Palace, is a whopping good time...

Tool or Gardening Product

Bionic Gauntlet Garden Gloves I have some great new gloves! The Bionic Garden Glove Company has come out with a new gauntlet...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Fading Spring Bulbs
  • Plant Summer Vegetable Seeds
  • Plant Perennials
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Watch for Oak Moth Caterpillars

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