Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
New Heirloom Green Tomato
Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...
Unique, Twisted Houseplant
This time of year it?s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...
New Colorful Perennial Flower
There?s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ?Sweet Tea? flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don?t fade with the summer heat and...
Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder
Winter is for bird feeding. However, it?s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...
In the Garden
I saw a cluster of forlorn, snow-covered apples hanging in the tree while I was in my yard on New Year's Day. Shaking off the doldrums of the depth of winter, I resolved to have a better orchard this year. So, I will park myself by the fire and plan my...
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Grow Organic Apples The Holistic Orchard Network Web site offers questions, solutions found by other orchardists,...
Growing Healthy Organic Apples The Apple Grower: Guide for the Organic Orchardist , by Michael Phillips (Chelsea Green, 2005)...
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