Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden


Field of Dreams Community Garden

As we approach the gardening season, I wanted to let all of you know about a jewel that we have in our community. It is our Field of Dreams Community Garden. In the spirit of helping the citizens of our community lead better, happier lives, this garden...
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Web Finds

Kids Composting Composting for Kids is a delightful slide show that teaches kids the basics of composting. It's...

Favorite or New Plant

Hidcote St. John's-wort The no-maintenance Hidcote St. John's-wort ( Hypericum 'Hidcote') is a favorite of mine because...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Annuals
  • Start an Asparagus Bed
  • Nourish Spring Bulbs
  • Start Fruit Maintenance Program
  • Start Composting!

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