Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Chicago Botanic Garden Chef Series
Chicago Botanic Garden Garden Chef Series begins May 22 and runs every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 2:30. Come watch local chefs use local foods from the botanic garden vegetable beds to create magnificent gourmet selections. No reservations needed; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. See for more information.

Favorite or New Plant

Sago Palm
Sago Palm
This "living fossil" has become quite a spectacular plant for Midwestern gardeners to use as a focal point on the patio and indoors. The stiff leaves are tidy and quite different in appearance than those of any other tropical plants. The plant will tolerate a wide range of temperatures (15 to 110 degrees), and will thrive in full sun or partial shade. It's perfect for the patio because of its tolerance of dry soil. Try one for tropical drama!


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