Northern & Central Midwest

January, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

'Cinderella's Carriage' Pumpkin

National News

While you may not want to be gardening in your glass slippers, you can still grow 'Cinderella's Carriage'. It may not get you to the ball to meet your prince, but you will be rewarded with a fairy...

'Chef's Choice Orange' Tomato

Many gardeners value heirloom tomato varieties for their delicious flavor, even though they may lack the desirable characteristics of more modern hybrids such as disease resistance. Now you can...

Gardening on the Moon

You may have heard of gardening by the moon, but how about gardening on the moon? In an effort to explore the possibilities for living on the moon for extended periods of time, NASA is planning...

Still Growing after Hurricane Sandy on Coney Island

The Coney Island Garden Program, now fully recovered after Hurricane Sandy, is a growing success. After the garden was destroyed by the 2012 superstorm, program director Ramy Fakhr and a dedicated...

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In the Garden


Keeping Houseplants Humid and Happy

The heat's been on in most of our houses for a few months now. Is your skin feeling prickly and crackly dry yet? You can bet that if you feel that way, your plants do also. We can run for the body emollients, but plants have to rely on our providing...
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Shows & Events

Three Friends of Winter Bonsai Silhouette Show To celebrate the winter season in the Japanese tradition, the Chicago Botanic Garden highlights...

Favorite or New Plant

Calamondin Orange Fill your house with the alluring scent of orange blossoms from a calamondin orange (x...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Safe De-Icers
  • Clear Snow from Branches
  • Prevent Iris Borer Damage
  • Order Seeds
  • Check Stored Produce

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