Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


Happy Accidents

Vita Sackville-West, the grand dame of the famous Sissinghurst gardens in England, once said "Successful gardening is largely a matter of good marriages, albeit arranged ones for the most part." She went on to conclude, "There may, however, be...
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Web Finds

The University of Illinois Bulb Site Bulbs and More is a University of Illinois Urban Extension site that tells all about bulbs,...

Favorite or New Plant

Surprise Lily Lycoris squamigera is an old fashioned fall-blooming bulb that has the colorful names of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Plans for Fall Transplanting
  • Move Evergreens Before October
  • Add Color With Fall Annuals
  • Take Cuttings From Annuals
  • Grow an Herb Garden Indoors

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