Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

California Law Supports School Gardens

National News

The National Gardening Association has been supporting and promoting school gardens for more than 30 years. We recognize that school gardens help kids in many ways. Children who have been through...

New Tree for the Edible Landscape

It’s not often that something new comes along in the world of yard trees, but a recently introduced tree native to northern China is not only widely adapted to American growing conditions, it...

Totally Recycled Plant Food

Gardeners are natural recyclers. They love to recycle pots, stakes, and even plants. If you’re a thrifty gardener and you garden organically, this plant food made from earthworm castings may be...

Gardening Anywhere Book

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces (Timber Press, 2004; $30) is more than just another container gardening book. Author George Schenk shows how you can garden literally anywhere....

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In the Garden


Prune the Right Way

The gardening season may be coming to a close, but there's time to plan for dormant pruning whenever we get a spate of warm weather through the winter. I enjoy pruning in the winter because it gets me out of the house to shake off cabin fever, and...
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Web Finds

Plant Amnesty Plant Amnesty is an interesting organization devoted to the care of plants. It is based in...

Tool or Gardening Product

Serrated Kitchen Shears Kitchen shears have become my best friend in the garden. When cutting back spongy or stringy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Light Pruning
  • Check for Critter Damage on Trees and Shrubs
  • Get Amaryllis Ready for Bloom
  • Give Cyclamen Cool Temps
  • Take Care of Topiary Ivy

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