Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden


Blooms on the Windowsill

We've certainly had our fair share of having to stay indoors lately. And even though we've also had a couple of thaw days to get our blood racing, the winter's not over yet. So, let's put some beauty on the windowsill to keep our spirits up until we can...
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Web Finds

Eat Well Guide Eat Well Guide lets you search for local, slow food on farms and in markets and restaurants...


Permaculture Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009, $29.95) is a second edition of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repot and Prune Houseplants
  • Cut Back Grasses
  • Make Creative Garden Markers
  • Determine Indoor Seeding Dates
  • Do Some Clean-up Pruning

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