Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden


A Night Garden

Late Lament Cold-hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colors from our sight. Red is gray and yellow white. But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion. --Justin Hayward This lovely...
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Web Finds

Seeds of Change Seeds of Change has always been a special place to obtain heirloom seeds, and it is now...

Favorite or New Plant

Castor Bean Castor beans ( Ricinis communis ) provide an incredible tropical look to the garden. The leaves...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Ripening Picked Fruit
  • Continue Harvesting Herbs
  • Harvest and Freeze Swiss Chard
  • Seed Lettuce and Greens into Fall
  • Let Annuals Self-Seed

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