Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Toast to Your Health With a Glass of Pomegranate Juice

National News

This tropical fruit, which offers up brilliant red edible seeds, is showing up in finer restaurants as a special blend in cocktails. But pomegranates ( Punica granatum ) are not just trendy,...

Butterfly Bushes For Small Gardens

Butterfly bushes are well-known late summer- and fall-blooming perennials. There are a number of selections of these butterfly-attracting shrubs with different-colored flowers. However, the plants...

Organic Mulch Boosts Tomato Production

Heirloom tomato varieties continue to be popular among home gardeners. To get the highest production from tomatoes, some growers have been advocating the use of plastic mulch. New research in Ohio...

Add Beneficial Fungi When Planting

Many gardeners, especially those in warm areas, are still planting bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and adding soil amendments such as compost and fertilizer when planting. But the most critical additive...

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In the Garden


Decorate for the Holidays From Your Own Garden

When I was a child, our holiday celebrations began as my extended family gathered for Thanksgiving. Although most of my memories return through a haze of happiness, warmth, and giggles, I do vividly recall the decorations and scents that my grandmother...
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Shows & Events

Olbrich's Holiday Express The Wisconsin Garden Railway Society's large-scale model trains wind through an enchanted land of...

Favorite or New Plant

Creeping Charlie Creeping Charlie ( Glechoma hederacea ) is a noxious lawn weed that everyone tries very hard to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Care of Turf Before Snowfall
  • Prune Raspberries for Good Bearing Next Year
  • Be Ready to Mulch Roses
  • Dispose of Overwintering Pests
  • Put Away Tools

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