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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


Behind The Scenes at the Camden Children's Garden

Though youngsters aren't running from the Dinosaur Garden to the Alice In Wonderland teacups right now, the Camden Children's Garden IS bustling. In one plastic hoop house, staff, teens-in-training, and volunteers are busy constructing their exhibit --...
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Shows & Events

Garden Tours to Europe and More Donna Dawson of is offering four European garden tours this spring, summer, and...


Botany for Gardeners Yellow and red stickies poke from the heavily noted pages of my 1990 copy of Brian Capon's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Spring Indoors
  • Prepare for Spring Seeding
  • Stock Up on Supplies
  • Head Off Fungi
  • Wear Gloves and Wash Hands

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