Northern & Central Midwest

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cool Peppers for Cool Climates

National News

Peppers are heat lovers, no doubt about that. They relish a long season of warmth. But gardeners in areas with short growing seasons love peppers, which is why many are always on the lookout for...

Peak Phlox Performance

Garden phlox, when well grown, is one of the glories of the midsummer garden, its large heads of flowers adding color, fragrance, and stature to flower beds as the many early summer blooming...

Project BudBurst

It may still be cold in many parts of the country, but we've turned the corner toward springtime and the days are getting longer. It won't be too much longer before buds are bursting out all over....

Celebrating Urban Birds

Want to learn more about how you can help birds in urban environments, participate as a citizen scientist in the study of these feathered creatures, or simply celebrate their presence amidst all...

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In the Garden


Succulents Will Win You Over

If you've never been a fan of succulents, I'm going to try to change your mind. They are certainly in a class of their own, with their fleshy leaves, easy care regime and tidy appearance. One group, the cacti, often have thorns, but if that bothers you,...
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Web Finds

The Succulent Plant Page The Succulent Plant Page will give you more information than you could possibly take in...

Clever Gardening Technique

How to Make a Hypertufa Pot Hypertufa pots are lightweight, well draining, and perfect for succulents and other plants that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Save Repotting for March
  • Attend a Seminar
  • Clean out Old Seeds
  • Sharpen Garden Tools
  • Have a Seed Ordering Party

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