Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow a Fall Crop of Strawberries

National News

Strawberry lovers take heart; for those who can’t get enough fresh strawberries and wish the June crop produced over a longer period, there may be a solution. A new cropping technique developed by...

New, Natural Weed Killer

Summertime means weeding time for most gardeners. While the old methods of hand pulling and hoeing are still the most effective, sometimes you’d just like to spray those weeds to get rid of them....

Unique Pine Tree

Evergreen trees fill many roles in the landscape. They block unsightly views, provide a dark backdrop to colorful flowering shrubs and perennials, and create habitat for birds and wildlife. It’s a...

Free Guide for Organic Gardeners

The number of organic farmers, as well as the number of acres devoted to organic growing methods, has increased steadily for the past 10 years. This increase creates a need for up-to-date growing...

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In the Garden


Plant a Natural Landscape

"Natural landscaping" is rapidly gaining acceptance across the country, and homeowners are clamoring for more of it. This type of landscaping uses hardy native and non-native plants adapted to the local climate and soil to give a cost-effective...
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Shows & Events

Japanese Garden Family Sundays Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden for Japanese Garden Family Sundays. These special days on the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Swoe The best tool I've found for weeding is the Swoe. This stainless double-edged hoe is made in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Blackspot on Roses
  • Divide Oriental Poppies
  • Identify Insects
  • Let Turf Go Dormant in High Summer
  • Watch for Drought Stress on Mature Trees

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