Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
New Colorful Butterfly Bush
The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesnt mean you cant start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...
Colorful Book on Plants
While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes its nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...
DonÂt Touch Your African Violets
Theres no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, its tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...
Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds
Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...
In the Garden
It's that time. What are you going to do with all those leaves? Let me give you some suggestions! I'm always on my soapbox about adding organic matter to the soil. Leaves are a perfect organic amendment. Shred your leaves by running them over with the...
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Green Planet The Green Planet Web site is designed to educate us about the use of earth's resources,...
Favorite or New Plant
Cut Leaf European Beech Cut Leaf European Beech ( Fagus sylvatica 'Laciniata' or 'Asplenifolia') is a beautiful tree...
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- Watch for Houseplant Pests
- Pot Holiday Tender Bulbs
- Force Bulbs Indoors
- Remove Iris Foliage
- Clean Tools