Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
Striking BiColored Cornflower
Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...
New Flowering Pear Tree
The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....
An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight
Plant the right plant in the right place is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....
New Veggie Garden Planner
Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...
In the Garden
Since we can't garden outdoors, how about enjoying the warmth of the hearth and doing some planning? An idea that seems to be catching on across the country, and especially in the Midwest, is to install a rain garden.
A rain garden is a landscaped...
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Favorite or New Plant
Masterwort Masterwort i>Astrantia major is a lovely addition to the moist garden, rain garden or pond edge....
Clever Gardening Technique
Save Heat in That Cold Frame Cold frame season is coming. Save two-liter soda bottles and spray them with flat black paint....
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- Make Attractive Plant Markers
- Use Sphagnum Moss to Prevent Fungus
- Be Ready for Asparagus Planting
- Prune Trees and Shrubs
- Purchase Onion Sets