Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2002
Regional Report

In the Garden


Challenges of Midwest Gardening

I used to live on the western shore of Lake Michigan. I had adjusted to the fact that the lake's effect brings spring in June rather than April and usually holds off the first frost until late October. Most of my planting spots were sunny but cool,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Aloe Although not a beauty in the familiar sense, medicine plant or aloe vera ( Aloe barbadensis ) is...


Frozen Vegetable Timbale Frozen Vegetable Timbale (pronounced like thimble ) is a great way to clean out the freezer in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Grapes
  • Force Rhubarb
  • Force Lily-of-the-valley Pips
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Last Chance for Dormant Oil

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