Northern & Central Midwest

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


In this era of concern about the environment, one thing we can do as gardeners is design our landscapes to be as energy efficient and naturally sustainable as possible. Sustainable landscapes conserve resources by reducing labor costs and the use of...
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Web Finds

Less Lawn LessLawn is the Web site that many of us have been looking for. Not only does it provide ways...

Tool or Gardening Product

"No Mow" Lawn For those trying to be more ecologically sound, especially when it comes to lawn care, the "No...
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Regional Reminders

  • Gently Remove Snow from Evergreens
  • Vent Cold Frames and Rose Cones
  • Order Seeds Early
  • Store Firewood Outdoors
  • Water Houseplants Thoroughly

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