Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden

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The Spirit of Spring

We all know that plants are living things. They sprout, they grow, they die. They are similar to us in that way. Is it because of this life link that we are drawn to the garden in times of joy or sorrow? Why are garden weddings so popular, when...
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Resources

Shows & Events

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show The theme for this year's San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, which runs from March 21-25 at...

Favorite or New Plant

Douglas Iris Iris douglasiana is native to California and thrives between Santa Barbara and the Oregon...
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Regional Reminders

  • Root Rose Cuttings
  • Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs
  • Control Wisteria
  • Prune Evergreen Hedges
  • Watch for Aphids

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