Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It’s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It’s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden

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Resolutions

In this season of reflection and reminiscence, it's also a good time to begin looking ahead to the next year. Perhaps as we enjoy the holidays with our families, we can also put together those resolutions for the 2006 garden. A Half Hour in the...
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Resources

Web Finds

Great Lakes Radio Consortium The Great Lakes Radio Consortium is a news service committed to revealing the relationship...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Painted Fern The Perennial Plant Association named Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' the 2004 Perennial Plant of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Preservative to Christmas Tree Water
  • Force Flowering Branches
  • Keep Cyclamen Cool
  • Watch for Spider Mites
  • Get Ready to Plant Flower Seeds

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