Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden

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Keep a Healthy Soil

Every warm day moves us closer to gardening time. The first smell of soil is the elixir that makes my blood race. Soil is the heart of the garden, what makes or breaks it. If we care for it and build its health, we will have a wonderful garden. If we...
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Resources

Books

Small Space Gardening Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Biotelo Garden Mulch This is the solution for gardeners who wish to use plastic mulch for warming the soil and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pot up Summer Bloomers
  • Take Care of Perennials
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Spray Dormant Oil
  • Wait for Soil to Dry

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