Northern & Central Midwest

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

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Think Strawberries!

It may seem a long way to summer, but it's not too soon to start thinking about growing that essence of summer, the strawberry. Strawberries are comfortably at home in even the tiniest garden, and can even double as attractive landscape plants. Once...
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Resources

Books

Small Space Gardening Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Bio Mulch Film This is the solution for gardeners who wish to use plastic mulch for warming the soil and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spray Fruit Trees With Dormant Oil
  • Plant Trees at the Right Depth
  • Plant Cole Crops in the Garden
  • Start Warm-Weather Seeds Now
  • Fertilize and Repot Houseplants

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