Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden

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Plan for Next Year's Fall Colors

I'm hoping you will indulge me a bit. I've been walking and driving around, craning my neck in wonder at the splendid fall color. In my area we are just at peak color -- an excellent time to do a little planning for next year. Some of the best...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Fullmoon maple I'm wary of Japanese maples since they tend to have problems in our climate, but I've found a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Your Garden Paths I've stopped digging up my garden paths and now use them for storage. I pile them with weeds as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Trees and Shrubs
  • Protect Roses After Chilling
  • Avoid Antidesiccants
  • Force Bulbs for Indoor Bloom
  • Amend Garden Soil

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