Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking Purple-Leaved Pineapple Lily

National News

Pineapple lily ( Eucomis comosa ) is a subtropical plant that produces sword-like leaves and pineapple-like flowers. It’s hardy only in USDA zones 7 to 10 but can be grown as an annual in colder...

Identify Your Plants Via E-mail

It happens even to the most knowledgeable gardeners: You see a plant you like but you don't know the name of it, and your gardening friends don't know what it is either. Sometimes even a local...

New, Stronger String Trimmer

Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string...

Will Biofuels Help Reduce Global Warming?

Biofuels are all the rage. With soaring oil prices and a desire to reduce our dependence on foreign energy resources, there's a lot of interest in growing corn and other crops to be processed into...

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In the Garden

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Winter Care for Those Beautiful Tender Bulbs

This is the first year I've grown dahlias, and I'm hooked. They gave me color the entire summer, both in the garden and for the kitchen table. I'm adding them to my list of tender bulbs to grow. The time is coming for our first frost, so it's necessary...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Midwest Fruit Explorers Harvest Festival Have questions about growing fruit in your yard, have a problem deciding which variety to plant?...

Web Finds

National Bonsai Foundation If bonsai captures your attention, you should visit this National Bonsai Foundation Web site....
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Trees and Shrubs
  • Mulch With Fall Leaves
  • Take Annual Flower Cuttings
  • Prepare Bird Feeders
  • Bring Tender Aquatics Indoors

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