Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden


Foliage Instead of Flowers

Last fall I took cuttings of the foliage plants from my outdoor containers with the hopes of growing them through the winter into beautiful plants to put out next summer. Since I don't have a lot of sun in my yard, I rely on foliage plants of different...
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Web Finds

Project Budburst Project BudBurst is a network of gardeners all across the U.S. who monitor plants as seasons...

Favorite or New Plant

Celebration Swiss Chard I am in love with Swiss chard, not only for its wonderful nutrition, but also for its beauty as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Exciting Lettuce Varieties
  • Plant Some Pansies
  • Care for Your Shamrock
  • Plant Radishes
  • Plant Onions

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