Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden

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Plants That Wander

I spent a few hours the other day pulling mint out of a garden bed. I intentionally put it in that spot several years ago, thinking the driveway provided a boundary on one side, and there was a field on the other side where the mint could spread without...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Great Chef Series Chicago Botanic Garden starts their Great Chef Series this month. The series features noted chefs...

Favorite or New Plant

Carefree Sunshine Rose 'Carefree Sunshine' rose is the newest in the Carefree line of shrub roses. This beauty has soft...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spread Mulch
  • Fertilize Container Annuals
  • Pinch Herbs
  • Weed the Vegetable Garden
  • Watch for Iris Borer

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