Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden

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Waiting for Spring

I'm so frustrated, aren't you? I want warm weather desperately, but deep inside I know that it will come. I know that before Mother's Day, flowers will be bursting forth and spring will be here in all its glory. It's just hard as a gardener to face...
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Resources

Web Finds

Arbor Day Foundation The national Arbor Day Foundation Web site has more information than anyone can possibly...

Favorite or New Plant

Silver Whispers Stone Pine Silver Whispers Swiss stone pine ( Pinus cembra 'Silver Whispers') is perfect for smaller...
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Regional Reminders

  • Celebrate Arbor Day
  • Don't Roll Lawn
  • Check Plant Roots
  • Don't Work Wet Soil
  • Plant Strawberries

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