Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden

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Tree Trunks Make Lovely Gardens

I had one of those interesting revelations recently in which I slapped my head and said, "Why didn't I think of that earlier?" We spent an entire weekend removing a host of small shrubs we had allowed to grow in our oak and hickory beds. As we let the...
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Resources

Books

Herb Cultivation and Cookery As the season draws to a close, I always pull out The Herbal Palate Cookbook , by Maggie Oster...

Favorite or New Plant

Biokovo Cranesbill Biokovo Cranesbill geranium ( Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo') is a striking ground cover...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Faded Vegetable Plants
  • Turn Over Compost Pile
  • Take Annual Cuttings
  • Cut Raspberries to the Ground
  • Take Herb Cuttings

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