Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


Mulch With Leaves for Free

The village where I live is in the process of finally banning burning and has purchased a leaf vacuum truck. All the homeowners can rake their leaves to the curb where the truck will vacuum them up and then take them to a local composting site. It sure...
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Shows & Events

Wonderland Express Wonderland Express pulls into the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday, December 2, bringing...

Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Calamondin Orange This lovely houseplant is currently providing me with sour but incredible-tasting oranges that we...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Salt-Free Deicers
  • Keep Christmas Tree Watered
  • Take Special Care of Living Christmas Tree
  • Enjoy Paper Whites
  • Plan for New Houseplants

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