Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden


Growing Apricots, Plums, and Asian Pears

Yes, you can grow those delectable fruits that seem so fleeting when nestled in boxes at the farmer's market. In addition to apples and cherries that are staples in the Midwest, we can also grow magnificent plums, delectable apricots, pretty good...
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Shows & Events

Indiana Flower and Patio Show This year the theme of the Indiana Flower and Patio Show, March 16-19 at the Indiana State...

Tool or Gardening Product

Felco Pruners Not a glamorous name, but the Felco #7 bypass pruners are an indispensable tool, especially at...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready to Spray Dormant Oil
  • Prune Roses When the Forsythia Blooms
  • Spruce Up the Perennial Bed
  • Start Tender Summer Bulbs Indoors
  • Plant Warm-Season Flower and Vegetable Seeds Indoors

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