Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden

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Start Gardening Early With a Cold Frame

I'm always on the lookout for ways to push both ends of the gardening season, and I've had pretty good luck with cold frames. Even if an occasional plant is lost to frost, succulent greens for salad in very early spring and late fall make a cold frame...
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Resources

Books

The Winter Garden Although most of us are holed up in our dens for the winter season simply dreaming of better...

Tool or Gardening Product

All-Season Cold Frame The All-Season Cold Frame from Charley's Greenhouse and Garden company provides an excellent way...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Onions
  • Build Your Hardscape
  • Clean Houseplants
  • Start Kids Gardening
  • Start Plants for Mother's Day

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