Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2010
Regional Report

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National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden


Planning Pays Off in the Flower Garden

So, this year is the year of the magnificent flower garden, right? If you start planning now, you will be ready to get started as soon as the weather breaks, which won't be long now. Time Frame When planning a flower garden, especially a large...
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Great Garden Companions Great Garden Companions by Sally Jean Cunningham ISBN 0-87596-847-3 This is a wonderful...

Favorite or New Plant

Italian Silver Rib Chard This is an heirloom chard that has been grown for many years by Italian cooks. It is favored for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repot House Plants
  • Plant Early Vegetables
  • Watch Garden Soil Moisture
  • Order Onions
  • Order Strawberries

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