March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden


Early Spring Color

It's been a winter for the record books in our region this year. Right now nothing seems quite so delightful -- and yet distant -- as spring flowers. Our appreciation of the earliest flowers is far out of proportion to their size. How we welcome those...
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Shows & Events

Vermicomposting at Home Interested in getting started in vemicomposting, aka worm composting? Learn the basics at the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Cloche With Recycled Milk Jugs Cold-sensitive spring transplants, such as tomatoes and peppers, may need a little extra...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennials
  • Plant Early Vegetables
  • Prune Summer-Flowering Shrubs
  • Boost Your Peas and Beans
  • Mow Your Lawn

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