Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden

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Garden Renovation: Good for the Soul

Don't be afraid, renovating the garden can be exhilarating. Even doing a few small things to the landscape in the cool of fall will make you feel almost as if you have a new landscape. Our house came with a "skirt" of pruned yews that I left to become...
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Resources

Web Finds

Ohio State University Virtual Garden Ohio State University's WebGarden site is not only a bank of knowledge, it's also is an...

Favorite or New Plant

Russian Arborvitae I recently installed some Russian arborvitae ( Microbiota decussata ), also called Siberian...
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Regional Reminders

  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Aerate Your Lawn
  • Make the Best Use of Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Repair Lawn in the Cool Fall Weather
  • Tolerate Asian Lady Beetles

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