Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Chicago Flower & Garden Show
For a little bit of spring in the midst of winter, don't miss the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Nary Pier from Saturday, March 13 to Sunday, March 21, 2004. It will have 25 magnificent themed gardens, as well as 50 lectures and seminars, and 150 exhibitors who will show you the latest in landscaping and gardening. For more information, visit:


Butterfly Gardening
The Butterfly Garden: Turning Your Garden, Window Box, or Backyard into a Beautiful Home for Butterflies, by Mathew Tekulsky (Harvard Common Press, 1983; $10.95) is readable and a wonderful handbook to have around for all manner of butterfly information. The author not only tells how to plant a garden, but gives activities to do with children, hints on photographing butterflies, and information about butterfly conservation. A must for the budding butterfly gardener.


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