Southern 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


The Earliest Spring

This is the earliest spring I can remember. After our 3-inch rainfall, there's been nary a threat of sprinkles, and now we've had weeks of daytime temperatures in the low 80s. Even with nighttime temps in the high 40s, the garden is bursting forth....
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Shows & Events

Herb Festival and Spring Plant Sale The 10th Annual Herb Festival, Spring Plant Sale, and Tomatomania will take place March 11-12, 9...

Favorite or New Plant

Lettuce For an attractive array of lettuce flavors, textures, and colors, choose as many different...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Peanuts
  • Start Herbs
  • Harvesting Broccoli
  • Planting Leftover Bulbs
  • Separate Daffodils from Other Cut Flowers

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