Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden

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Growing Fruits Without Chemicals

There's nothing quite like fresh fruits from your own garden to make the summer extra special. But have you always been afraid to grow them because of an assumed need for chemical pest controls? It is possible to grow fruits without chemical pesticides,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Beyond Pesticides The National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides Web site has fact sheets on many pests,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Kaolin Clay Surround is a product made of white, powdered clay that's refined enough to mix with water and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Tent Caterpillars
  • Harden Off Frost-Tender Plants
  • Keep an Eye Out for Iris Borer
  • Plant Warm-Season Crops
  • Plant Strawberries

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