Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Agastache 'Apache Sunset'

National News

Agastache or hyssop is an old-fashioned perennial plant that's gaining in popularity with the introduction of new varieties. Agastache is a versatile plant. It has attractive foliage and flower...

Ultra Grow Container Liner

One of the pitfalls of growing plants in containers is improper watering. Containers can dry out quickly or be overwatered by Mother Nature or overzealous gardeners. While underwatered containers...

Root Pruning Potbound Plants

Fall is a great time to buy trees and shrubs at your local nursery. Most gardeners have heard that if your tree or shrub is potbound (roots encircling the rootball), you should score or break up...

Award-Winning Hydrangea

Since 1978 the Gold Medal Plant Award Program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized trees, shrubs, and woody vines of outstanding merit. These winners are relatively new plants...

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In the Garden

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A "Weed" Field Yields Abundant Wildlife

This has been an interesting year for wildlife in our landscape. For the first time since we've lived in this house, the field next to us is not being farmed. It's been left fallow and is now abundant with several types of thistles -- sow thistle (which...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Japanese Festival It's time for the Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Festival, and this year for the first time...

Web Finds

Herb Research Foundation The Herb Research Foundation provides science-based information on the health benefits and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start a Compost Pile
  • Water Woodies Well
  • Save Favorite Annuals With Cuttings
  • Harvest Daily
  • Add Some Goldenrod

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