Northern & Central Midwest
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Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline
Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...
Gold Medal Dogwood
Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...
New Technique for Protecting Blackberries
Trailing blackberry varieties such as Siskiyou and Chester Thornless are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...
Warmer, Wetter Winter?
Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...
In the Garden
Since gardens are beginning to wind down, it's a good time to review the processes for saving seeds for next year's garden. You will have the best luck saving seed from self-pollinated plants and open-pollinated plants that reliably produce the same...
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International Seed Saving Institute The International Seed Saving Institute Web site is a great source for information about saving...
Favorite or New Plant
Aster 'Professor Kippenburg' Now is the ideal time to appreciate the lovely 'Professor Kippenburg' aster, with its clear...
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- Protect Woodies From Rodents and Deer
- Mulch Your Root Crops
- Clean Up Garden Debris
- Bring Geraniums Indoors
- Prevent Snow Mold on Lawns