Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden


Pruning Renews Your Shrubs and You

While many tasks in the garden provide a healthy sense of accomplishment, rejuvenating an overgrown shrub makes you feel like an artist. Transforming a rangy, ugly mockorange or dogwood into a thing of beauty is easier than you think. Shrubs that...
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Shows & Events

The Green Apple Festival The Green Apple Festival celebrates Earth Day 2008 at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. There will...

Web Finds

The Earth Day Network The Earth Day Network is an international resource to help raise awareness about ecological...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennials
  • Wait to Plant Summer Annuals
  • Celebrate Earth Day!
  • Uncover Roses Carefully
  • Begin Moving Houseplants Outdoors

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