Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Roses for Your Valentine

National News

It will be Valentine's Day soon, and what better gift to give a loved one than roses. But instead of spending lots of money on cut flowers that will wither in a week’s time, why not treat your...

Sweet Raisin Cherry Tomato

Cherry tomatoes are a popular summer garden vegetable and a favorite with kids. There are many varieties available, such as 'Sungold' and 'Super Sweet 100', that tout a high sugar content. They...

New Environmentally Friendly Slow-Release Fertilizer

Fertilizers are added to lawns and gardens across the country at alarming rates. While they may be necessary for plant growth, excess fertilizer runs off into streams, rivers, and waterways,...

2010 Garden Trends

It's a new decade and new trends are sprouting up everywhere. Gardening is no exception! Each year, the Garden Media Group polls professionals in the lawn and garden industry to see what they...

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In the Garden


Plan Those Perfect Containers

With seed catalogs clogging my mailbox almost daily, I've been turning down page corners for all the interesting new flowers. Mostly this is inspiring me to start thinking about the containers that are going to grace my patio this year. Pots of...
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Web Finds

Simply Beautiful Containers Simply Beautiful Gardens Web site You will see the Simply Beautiful tag on many plants in...

Favorite or New Plant

Black Magic Taro Plant This has become one of my favorite plants for a spectacular container display. The huge tropical...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try a Moth Orchid
  • Plan Your Pruning
  • Take Care of Birds
  • Use Safe Products to Melt Ice
  • Watch the Snow Load

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