Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden


Help Get Rid of Invasive Plants

Invasive plants have the potential to devastate the landscape, and everyone who gardens, enjoys the outdoors, or does any kind of outdoor recreation should be concerned about them. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, "a species...
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Web Finds

Invasive Plants of Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Web site is a great place to start the watch for...

Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Calamondin Orange Variegated calamondin orange ( Citrus reticulata 'Calamondin Variegata') is a lovely tropical...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stake Your Perennials
  • Don't Remove Bulb Foliage Too Early
  • Provide Water for Migrating Birds
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Plants After Blossoms Fade
  • Watch for Aphids

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