Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated...

A New Flower That Will "Blue" Your Mind

Blue is always a sought after color in the garden. For easy color in this hue all summer long, try the new hybrid dwarf morning glory Blue My Mind™ (Evolvulus 'USEVO1201') from Proven...

Pick a Mini-Pepper

Looking for something easy, colorful, and nutritious to pack in your lunch box? Grow the new 'Lunchbox Pepper Series' this season and you'll have an eye-catching array of red, orange, and yellow...

Show Off This Sugar Baby

Spring just wouldn't be spring in much of the country without the cheerful golden blossoms of forsythia heralding the start of a new season. But many landscapes don't have the space to accommodate...

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In the Garden


Pump up Those Vita-Mighties!

We all want to be healthier, right? And we have a great start simply by being gardeners. But did you know that it's possible to ramp up your vitamin intake, not just by eating by more vegetables, but by eating better vegetables. One of the hot areas...
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Web Finds

National Government Food and Information Center If you've never checked out USDA Food Composition , please take the time to do so. It has more...


Mushrooms If you've ever thought you might be interested in growing mushrooms, whether for your own use or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Soil Before Working the Garden
  • Clean Up Flower Beds
  • Plant Onions
  • Pot Up Summer Bulbs
  • Remove Iris Foliage

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