Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Prairie Heritage Days at the Morton Arboretum
Learn how to plant your own prairie, preserve existing prairies, and capture the beauty of a prairie on film. Visit the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, on August 28 and 29 for Prairie Heritage Days. There will be prairie plants available for purchase, and nature photographer Willard Clay will share his photographs with the public. Contact the arboretum at (630) 968-0074; E-mail:

Web Finds

Backyard Nature
Backyard Nature is a fun Web site for adults and children who yearn to be backyard naturalists. It's full of technical information about plants and animals, written in a chatty, easy-to-understand style.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"