Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden

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Daffodils are Coming!

I took advantage of a warm day last weekend to clear the debris from my new perennial bed. I couldn't stand it any longer, I just had to see what was coming up. The bulbs are peeking through! There's not much to do in the garden right now, so I've...
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Resources

Web Finds

Tiny Farm Blog This delightful Tiny Farm Blog contains a wealth of information for anyone starting out with...

Tool or Gardening Product

Wearable Garden Stool I've found the perfect Mother's Day gift: a gardening stool that you wear. It sort of looks like...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Semi-Hardy Shrubs
  • Harden Transplants
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Plant Early Crops
  • Support Perennials Early

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