Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden

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Save Your Water!

I finally bought rain barrels for my yard this year. I fussed around between buying kits and barrels, but eventually decided to buy some that are complete. They cost more, but it saves me the time since I won't have to gather parts and figure out how to...
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Resources

Web Finds

Northwest Yard and Garden Northwest Yard and Garden Although this is not a Midwestern site, the information is...

Books

The Not-So-Big Landscape Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home by Julie Moir Messervy and Sarah...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up Your Lawn
  • Celebrate Earth Day
  • Plant Collards
  • Don't Plant Too Early
  • Care for Your Easter Lily

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