Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Spring Bulb Displays
This is the time to make plans to see some spring bulbs. Most arboretums and botanic gardens have a display, and many have guided tours. Here are a few suggestions:

Chicago Botanic Garden ? Guided Garden Walks, Saturdays starting April 24
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
(847) 835-5440

Missouri Botanical Garden ? St.Louis Blooms: Bloomin' Bulbs, April 3-30.
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
(314) 577-5100

Morton Arboretum Buds 'n Blooms Spring Strolls, every weekend through May 16
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532-1293
(630) 968-0074

Dow Gardens
1018 West Main Street
Midland, Michigan 48640
(800) 362-4874

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 443-1400

Web Finds

The Royal Horticultural Society
The Royal Horticultural Society provides an unbelievable array of services and information. Not just about England, this site has listings of publications, Web sites, events, scientific research, and on and on. Moreover, it is the gold standard for nomenclature for most horticultural institutions and publications.


Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Osteospermum"