Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2012
Regional Report

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Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden


Embellish Your Perennial Garden

Perennial gardens are amazing. But so often we neglect to think about all the other things that can go into a perennial garden other than perennials. Gardens that have a plethora of blooming, beautiful herbaceous plants benefit from the inclusion of...
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Small Space Gardening So many people live in apartments, condominiums, or small city spaces and feel left out when it...

Favorite or New Plant

Altaiskaya Melon The unusually named Altaiskaya melon is an heirloom cantaloupe that originated in Siberia. It's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cucumbers
  • Plant Green Beans
  • Save on Potting Soil
  • Assess Bulb Plantings
  • Bring in Butterflies

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