Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners options for growing...
Plant Your Perennials High
Recent research from Cornell Universitys Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. High planting...
Italian Schools Go Organic
Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...
Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds
School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...
In the Garden
Have you ever considered using perennials, ground covers, and even shrubs in containers for summer interest? I've tried quite a few perennials in containers, always planting them in the garden after the gardening season was over. Unfortunately, in our...
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Favorite or New Plant
Kousa Dogwood In the northern parts of the Midwest, we can't grow flowering dogwoods. But a wonderful...
Clever Gardening Technique
Protect Eggplants From Flea Beetles Flea beetles a problem on your eggplants? Invest in large perennial rings and put them over the...
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- Divide Perennials
- Prepare Roses for Summer
- Acclimate Houseplants To Outdoors
- Start Tomato Seeds in a Cold Frame
- Prune Raspberries