Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden


An Indispensable Tool

I'm in love with my bulb planter. I never thought I needed one because I always planted bulbs in masses, and it's much easier to dig a large hole for them with a shovel. However, now that my garden is somewhat established, my bulb planter has become...
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Web Finds

National Resources Conservation Service The The National Resources Conservation Service Web site offers great tip sheets on conserving...

Favorite or New Plant

Ural Falsespirea Ural Falsespirea ( Sorbaria sorbifolia ) is a delightful shrub that bears clouds of tiny white...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Care of Thatch in the Lawn
  • Take Tip Cuttings of Your Favorite Annuals
  • Divide Perennials
  • Put Amaryllis Away for Fall Sleep
  • Move Peonies

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