Northern & Central Midwest

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


A Tomato is a Tomato

I looked at my first seed catalog the other day, and it seems one of the hot new things available this year is grafted vegetable plants. Grafting basically means putting two plants together, the top of one type and the bottom of another, to make a third...
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Shows & Events

MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service) Organic Farming Conference Taking place on February 24-26, 2011 in La Crosse, WI, this educational weekend is packed with...

Web Finds

Simple, Good, and Tasty Simple, Good, and Tasty is a clearing house for sources of local foods. It has a directory...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Hardwood Cuttings
  • Check Stored Summer Bulbs
  • Care for your Amaryllis
  • Watch Out for Mealybugs
  • Let Houseplant Water Sit Before Using

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