Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden


Children Are Precious Garden Inhabitants

Gardening with my daughters by my side is such fun that when I happen to have the "alone" day off while they are in school, I miss them terribly. Of course, I'm much more productive when I work alone, but the life and giggles are missing. When my...
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Shows & Events

Arbor Day Celebration Arbor Day begins a three-day celebration of tree planting at the Morton Arboretum, April 28-30!...

Favorite or New Plant

Serbian spruce Serbian spruce ( Picea omorika ) is a magnificent spruce that can take your breath away when you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spray Dormant Oil On Fruit Trees
  • Control Lawn Weeds Early
  • Gradually Acclimate Houseplants to Outdoors
  • Cut Back Butterfly Bush
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses As Soon As Possible

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