Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Recycle Now
Recycle Now is a British-based Web site with hundreds of tips on how to recycle materials for the home and garden. Even though gardeners tend to be recyclers, this is a good site to visit to remind us of how many ways there are to be kind to the planet.


Turning Trash into Garden Treasure
I've had fun reading Garden Decoration From Junk: Transform Household Junk Into Fabulous Garden Features, by Leeann Mackenzie (Sterling Publishing, 2000; $24.95). The author is a magazine stylist who has presented a wonderful look at turning trash to treasure. She provides beautiful photographs of junk that has been transformed into garden art, and then gives specific instructions on how to do it. Even if you are inclined to wear, instead of plant in, boots, this is a fun walk through some fantastic possibilities for recycling materials.


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