Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poinsettias for Polar Bears

National News

Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...

Up with Foxgloves

Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...

Hooray for Holly

It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...

Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities

Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...

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In the Garden

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All Things Pumpkins

I'm having a love affair with pumpkins. Autumn brings just the right kind of weather to leave the oven on to bake the fruits of fall, savory winter squash (and that includes pumpkins). The aroma that drifts through the house will make even the pickiest...
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Resources

Books

Organic Gardening The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market...

Favorite or New Plant

Amsonia The Perennial Plant Association's plant of the year is Amsonia hubrichtii and I say it's about...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Herbs Seeds
  • Bathe Houseplants
  • Plant Your Pineapple
  • Order Seeds
  • Remove Snow Gently

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