Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas
Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea Endless Summer for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), Endless Summer blooms on new...
Dual-Use Water Nozzle
Its time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water thats good for washing cars and driveways, they arent the best for watering...
Unique Double-Flowered Hostas
Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. Theyre carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...
Avoid Cypress Mulch
Hurricane Katrinas destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. Its estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...
In the Garden
This year we're finally doing it. We're going to put in a pond. We have the perfect spot, and would really love to encourage frogs, salamanders, turtles, and all manner of creatures that thrive near water to take up residence there.
Water is a...
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Favorite or New Plant
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster feather reed grass ( Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') took me by...
Clever Gardening Technique
Homemade Drip Watering This idea may sound simplistic, but in an era when we are so concerned with conserving water, my...
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- Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
- Trust Your Rain Gauge
- Take Advantage of Local Seminars
- Plant Annual Vines
- Plan a Kitchen Garden