Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Say "Aloha" to Echinacea

National News

Can't make it to Hawaii for a vacation this year? You can at least bring a little island color into your garden this year with the new hybrid coneflower 'Aloha'. Bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, this...

Jammin' in the Garden

Deeply colored flowers can add a striking accent to garden beds and container plantings. And there are few that offer a more dramatic hue than Vinca 'Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry', one of the 2012...

Bats in Trouble

In 2006 a previously unknown disease was discovered killing bats in northern New York State. Since then the disease, now called white-nose syndrome for the symptom it causes in infected bats, has...

Thirsty Lawns

Here's a question for you. Which covers a greater acreage in the United States -- lawns or irrigated corn fields? If you guessed lawns, you got it right. According to a study published in the...

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In the Garden


Crazy for Citrus

Have you ever smelled an orange blossom up close? We Midwesterners don't have the privilege of smelling them growing outdoors as someone in the South might, so we have to make do with indoor plants. But indoor growing is definitely possible, and the...
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Web Finds

The Savvy Gardener The Savvy Gardener is a Kansas City-based website with plenty of information that we all can...

Clever Gardening Technique

Save Those Succulents As soon as a succulent such as a hen-and-chicks begins to put out a flower stalk, pull off a few...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Trees and Shrubs Now
  • Make Seed Tapes
  • Make Plant Markers
  • Save Amaryllis for Summer
  • Start Tuberous Begonias

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