Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden


Plant a Drought-Proof Garden

It's still early in the season, the time when all our thoughts turn to the magnificent new plants we will add to our landscapes and gardens this year. But if last summer is any indication of what we might encounter this summer, our thoughts should be...
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Web Finds

University of Missouri Master Gardeners Extension web sites can be very helpful for gathering information specific to regional conditions...

Favorite or New Plant

Serbian Spruce Serbian spruce (Picea omorika) is a magnificent spruce that can take your breath away when you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stake Your Perennials Early
  • Provide Water for Migrating Birds
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses As Soon As Possible
  • Prune Spent Lilac Blossoms
  • Spray Dormant Oil On Fruit Trees

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