Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden


Frost Has Finally Put the Garden to Bed

I've had to finally admit that the season is over and I'd better bring in the garden before losing it to a hard freeze. Now I have buckets of green tomatoes and green peppers sitting in the kitchen, awaiting preservation. Actually, I love this time...
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Garden Humor Now that the weather is getting unpleasant, it's time to settle in for the winter months. What...

Favorite or New Plant

Cobra Green Bean This is not a new plant but one I've grown for three seasons now and am thoroughly convinced is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose Your Holiday Tree Early
  • Keep Watering Woodies
  • Mulch After Several Frosts
  • Mulch Root Crops
  • Stop Pruning

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