Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2011
Regional Report

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Ample Harvest

National News

Did you count your blessings this Thanksgiving for a table set with a delicious feast? Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to enjoy such bounty. As a gardener, one way you can help...

Summer Jewels

Although winter is getting ready to extend its icy grip over much of the country, it's never too early to start dreaming about and planning for next summer's garden! And Salvia 'Summer Jewel...

Wild Ones

If you are interested in native plants and natural landscaping, it's time to go wild! Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental and advocacy organization that works to preserve biodiversity...

Climate Conscious Gardening

Thinking global, acting local is a motto that gardeners can follow to do their part to offset the effects of climate change. The Climate Conscious Gardener , part of the acclaimed series of...

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In the Garden


Fall Reflection

The garden's almost finished for the year. Except for the final clean-up, things are going to sleep, the soil is preparing for its snow blanket, earthworms are burrowing deep and the landscape is heaving a sigh. I actually love this time of year simply...
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Favorite or New Plant

Black Velvet Petunia I've never been a huge fan of petunias, simply because they seem so common. However, this past...

Web Finds

Veggie Harvest Veggie Harvest is a bare bones website that give a wealth of information on growing and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Leftover Bulbs
  • Plant Bareroot Trees and Shrubs
  • Use Herbs to Brighten Meals
  • Clean Feeders
  • Keep an Eye on Houseplants

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