Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Long Blooming Osteospermum

National News

Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children’s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden

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Spruce Up the Winter Landscape with Spruce Trees

There is nothing quite as majestic as a Colorado spruce, especially when clothed in a blanket of fresh snow. But did you know there are several other spruces that are as beautiful in their own right? Colorado Blue All spruces have stiff, sharply...
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Resources

Web Finds

Weekend Gardener Weekend Gardener is a relaxed site that fulfills its name. There is plenty of information,...

Favorite or New Plant

Meyer Lemon This wonderful citrus plant is ideal for the home windowsill. It needs high light, but will...
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Regional Reminders

  • Note Differing Water Needs of Houseplants
  • Keep An Eye On Pots of Forced Bulbs
  • Start Annual Flowers Now
  • Start Plants for Mother's Day Gifts
  • Care for Valentine Flowers

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