Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2004
Regional Report

In the Garden


Plants Really Do Make Us Feel Better

I recently spent some time in the hospital recovering from surgery, and my friends and family immediately surrounded me with flowers. Although it's not always easy to put yourself in a good frame of mind when you don't feel well, the growing things made...
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1001 Ingenious Gardening Ideas 1001 Ingenious Gardening Ideas , edited by Deborah Martin (Rodale Press, 1999; $27.95) is not a...

Local Buzz

Project Orange Thumb Fiskars opens 2004 Project Orange Thumb, a grant program to provide community garden groups with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Time to Prune Fruits
  • Prune Roses Early
  • Get the Perennial Garden Ready for Spring
  • Take Care of Ornamental Grasses Early
  • Get an Early Start With Summer-Blooming Bulbs

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