Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

Gardening Quick 'n Easy
The Gardening Quick 'n Easy Web site has bits and pieces for quick access to all aspects of gardening, from raised beds to apparel to a photo gallery of perennials to free e-cards you can send with attractive garden photos. There's an extensive list of links, and a color wheel that you can download and print with a color printer to take with you to the garden store.

Books

Companion Plants
Take Two Plants, by Nicola Ferguson (David & Charles, PLC, 2002; $31) is pretty enough for a coffee table book, but it has an immense amount of information on choosing plants as companions. It is organized by color of blossoms and foliage, something you don't often find. It emphasizes how important foliage is in the color scheme. Best of all, it includes shrubs and vines along with perennials and also specific choices for ornamental fruits, plants for water gardens, and ornamental grasses.

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