Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Primal Scream

National News

Daylilies are popular plants because they are easy to grow and come in an incredible array of colors, sizes and bloom times. One way to help make a selection from among the many offerings at...

Award Winning Roses

It's never too soon to start planning ahead in the garden. Eager rose lovers will be happy to learn that All-America Rose Selections has already released the names of its two 2011 award winners!...

Landscape to Save Energy

As the cost of energy increases, we are all looking for ways to save. Energy-Wise Landscape Design: A New Approach for your Home and Garden by landscape architect Sue Reed (New Society...

Nurturing Community Gardens

For the many people who want to garden, but don't have a place of their own on which to plant, community gardens are a great solution. If you're interested in starting a community garden in your...

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In the Garden

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Give Your Gardens a Coffee Pick-me-up

Composting is a hot issue these days, from worm composting to bin composting to sheet composting that is done directly in the garden. I have friends who are going to local grocers and asking for their green waste from the vegetable bins so they have...
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Resources

Web Finds

Earth Easy Living, growing, eating, playing, wearing, moving, giving are the categories you find on the main...

Books

Soil Building Healthy Soils for Sustainable Gardens (Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide) by Niall Dunne...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Early Crops
  • Stake Perennials Early
  • Plan a Butterfly Garden
  • Pinch Bee balm
  • Plan Spectacular Containers

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