Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Investing in Your Landscape Pays Off

National News

Money does grow on trees, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers conducted an experiment to determine the landscape components home buyers valued the most, and how...

A New Walkway De-Icer That’s Safe for Plants

Winter is upon us. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms, you know it’s a chore to keep the drive and walkways cleared and safe. One of the products often used is a commercial...

A Unique Gift for Gardeners: Personal UV Monitor

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoorsy member of the family? How about his or her own personal UV monitor? With increased concern about the amount and intensity of skin exposure to...

New ‘Blushing Bride’ Hydrangea

Gardeners from the north to the south have enjoyed the beautiful ‘Endless Summer®’ hydrangea since its release two years ago. This mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer Endless...

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In the Garden

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Worms for Christmas!

I'm asking Santa to bring me worms for Christmas. Not just any worms; two pounds of Eisenia foetida , also called red wigglers or redworms, to be exact. No, I haven't completely lost my mind and I'm not going fishing in Florida for the month of...
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Resources

Web Finds

WormWoman.com A must-visit for vermiculturists, WormWoman.com is filled with good information about...

Books

Worm Composting Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System , by Mary Appelhof...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Your Christrmas Tree
  • Use Snow to Your Plants' Advantage
  • Remove Snow Gently
  • Pot Up Your Amaryllis
  • Grow a Moth Orchid

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