Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ‘Black Pearl’ Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We’ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first “glow-in-the-dark” cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


Evergreens Make the Landscape a Winter Wonderland

Most of us think of a pine or spruce when you say the word evergreen. However, there are about 500 species of evergreen conifers, many of which are wonderful additions to the landscape. The basic definition of an evergreen is that it holds its foliage...
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Shows & Events

Romantic Orchid Show The month of February is the month of love, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is having its...

Tool or Gardening Product

Rotating Handle Pruners The tool is certainly not a new one, but one I've rediscovered. After using my standard pruners...
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Regional Reminders

  • Gently Remove Snow From Evergreens
  • Keep Deicing Salt Away From Evergreens
  • Don't Worry About Peeping Bulbs
  • Save Drooping Roses
  • Control Mealybugs

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