Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2001
Regional Report

In the Garden


For the Birds

One of the most precious elements in my landscape is the bird population so I've tried to plant shrubs, trees, flowers and grasses to keep them interested in staying here. Attracting birds is not just a matter of sticking in few plants with berries....
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The Best Pumpkin Bread You'll Ever Eat Ingredients One third cup skim milk 1 and one half tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large eggs...

Favorite or New Plant

Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum) I just removed a diseased, misshapen old star magnolia in a prominent spot off our sunroom. After...
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Regional Reminders

  • Monitor Plants for Deer and Rodent Damage
  • Give Cactus and Succulents a Rest
  • Keep Bird Feeders Clean and Full
  • Take Care with Living Trees for Christmas
  • Forced Bulbs Need to be Cool

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