Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Starring Role for Arkansas Bluestar

National News

If you're looking for an easy care addition to the flower garden with lots of interest as the seasons change, look no further than the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial Plant of the...

Midwinter Fire

Snow now blankets many parts of the country and winter's cold has spread a palette of browns and grays over much of the landscape. But with some thoughtful plantings, you can still have spots of...

Garden Jewels

While visiting hummingbirds may only be the stuff of summer memories at this time of year, it's not too soon to begin thinking of ways to attract these tiny beauties to our gardens when warm...

Grow Biointensively

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization whose mission is teach people around the world to better feed themselves by growing their own food while building the soil and conserving resources at...

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In the Garden

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Identify Plants in Winter

Although it often seems that as soon as autumn comes and the leaves begin to fall, trees and shrubs lose their character, becoming mostly identical and hard to identify, this is far from the truth. Most woody plants have striking characteristics with...
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Resources

Books

Garden Spells Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (ISBN-10: 0553590324) is not a garden help. It is a soul...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bokashi Composting This is certainly not new to the Japanese, but it is new to me. This is an indoor composting...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rotate Vegetables
  • Homemade Suet
  • Re-Wet Potting Soil
  • Water Houseplants Carefully
  • Identify Houseplant Pests

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