Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden


Start Those Seeds!

Are you as eager as I am to start seeds for the spring garden? This is a good time to review what seeds need to germinate and grow successfully. The two most important considerations for growing successful transplants are viable or fresh seeds and an...
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Shows & Events

Woody Plants for Midwest Landscapes If you'd like to be a better caretaker of your trees, here's workshop for you. "Woody Plants for...

Favorite or New Plant

Black Lace Sambucus Black Lace Sambucus ( Sambucus nigra 'Eva') is one of those special plants that everyone has to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Sunscald
  • Don't Fret About Bulbs Popping Up Early
  • Fix Drooping Rose Heads
  • Fertilize Seedlings
  • Does Your Houseplant Need Water?

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