Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Indiana Flower and Patio Show
This year the theme of the Indiana Flower and Patio Show, March 16-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, is Symphony of Color. It features over 450 exhibitors and 30 garden landscapers covering more than 269,000 square feet. From landscaped gardens and one-of-a-kind floral design exhibits, to merchandise and services to improve your quality of life, this show has something for everyone. Shop for flowers, bulbs, seeds, garden accessories, and other finer outdoor living supplies. Make appointments with local lawn and landscape contractors, deck builders, concrete specialists, pool and spa companies, fencing installers, and more. For more info, visit:

Tool or Gardening Product

Felco Pruners
Not a glamorous name, but the Felco #7 bypass pruners are an indispensable tool, especially at this time of year. These are the Felco pruners (or "secateurs" if you want to impress your friends) with a rotating handle. They feel a little odd when you first pick them up, but after a day of pruning, you will pay homage to these little red-handled wonders. The rotating handle eases the strain in hand and arm muscles. The handles have a lifetime guarantee, and everything else on the pruners is sharpenable and replaceable. A must-have for the home or professional gardener.


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