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Advice for Midwest gardeners available in new book

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Jan Riggenbach has written about gardening in the Midwest for nearly 40 years.

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Jan Riggenbach fulfilled a promise to readers with "Your Midwest Garden" an updated collection of columns.

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Midwest natives like blue false indigo (Baptisia) can take whatever the weather dishes out.

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Allium Millenium is an easy-care favorite Riggenbach moved to her new, smaller garden.

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Barrenwort (Epimedium) thrives in dry shade and comes in many colors.

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Forsythia Gold Tide produces yellow blossoms in early spring.

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Jan Riggenbach's newspaper and magazine column's have been informing Midwest gardeners for nearly 40 years.

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After nearly 40 years of dispensing advice, columnist Jan Riggenbach has delievered on a promise to readers with a new book, "Your Midwest Garden: An Owner's Manual." Riggenbach's 2,000th column is schedueld to run in late April.
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    • Jan Riggenbach has written about gardening in the Midwest for nearly 40 years.
    • Jan Riggenbach fulfilled a promise to readers with “Your Midwest Garden” an updated collection of columns.
    • Midwest natives like blue false indigo (Baptisia) can take whatever the weather dishes out.
    • Allium Millenium is an easy-care favorite Riggenbach moved to her new, smaller garden.
    • Barrenwort (Epimedium) thrives in dry shade and comes in many colors.
    • Forsythia Gold Tide produces yellow blossoms in early spring.
    • Jan Riggenbach’s newspaper and magazine column’s have been informing Midwest gardeners for nearly 40 years.
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