Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden


Oh, For the Love of a Daylily!

I have a garden full of daylilies that are just coming into their prime. I have dwarf ones that bloom off and on all season, common orange "roadside lilies," and a few specialty hybrid plants with large, amazing blossoms. I love them all; there is...
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Web Finds

American Hemerocallis Society The American Hemerocallis Society has a wonderful Web site with every type of question...

Clever Gardening Technique

If You Can't Beat Them, Feed Them I can't get rid of my flea beetles. They ruin my eggplants every single year, and although I've...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replace Old Broccoli with New
  • Replenish and Check Mulch
  • Cut Back Lily Stalks
  • Watch for Tomato Hornworms
  • Stake Spindly Hibiscus

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