Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden

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Foliage in the Flower Garden

The natural thing to think about when designing or planning a perennial or annual flower garden is color. We love to plan the pinks and blues, the reds and oranges that will give us such delight throughout the season. However, how often do we think of...
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Resources

Books

Growing and Using Herbs in the Midwest Rosemary Divock spins a tale in this lovely handbook, Growing and Using Herbs in the Midwest...

Tool or Gardening Product

Dandelion Weeder It's one of the most old-fashioned tools there is, but it's been around for years for a reason....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Season Annuals
  • Check Containers Daily
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
  • Move Houseplants Outdoors
  • Don't Destroy Those Spiders!

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