Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2004
Regional Report

In the Garden


Keep the Fall in Bloom With Perennial Asters

Although I'm usually happy to see the first autumn frost, releasing me from most garden duties (except the clean-up, that is), I always feel a little wistful since it means the bright flowers we all enjoy so much are gone until next year. I have...
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Growing Asters The Gardener's Guide to Growing Asters , by aster specialist Paul Picton (Timber Press, 1999;...

Tool or Gardening Product

Bamboo, Bamboo, and More Bamboo Bamboo poles of half inch or 5/8 inch are indispensable in my garden. I order them in boxes of 50...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Those Leaves for Free Mulch
  • Water Your Woodies
  • Bring Houseplants in Before They Freeze
  • Harvest Root Crops Well Into Winter
  • Keep the Garden Healthy by Cleaning Up

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