Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden

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Versatile Annual Vines

When we think of vines, we tend to muse upon clematis, honeysuckle, and porcelain vine. But there is a whole other group of vines that are not only beautiful, they allow us to experiment with something new every year. Annual vines also are versatile....
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Resources

Books

Plant Propagation The American Horticultural Society's Plant Propagation , by Alan Toogood (DK Publishing, 1999;...

Shows & Events

Fall Forays at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Explore fabulous fall phenomena on walks through the arboretum's gardens and woods in September...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Tomatoes From Leafless Vines
  • Let Green Peppers Ripen to Red
  • Thin Lettuce and Spinach
  • Get Ready for Lawn Planting
  • Water New Grass Seeds Often

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