Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden


A Berm is Not Just a Pile of Dirt!

How often have you seen a berm that just doesn't work? Can you figure out why? It all has to do with proportion and size. Berms, those lovely mounds of soil, usually topped with plants, are great for screening, shutting out noise, giving instant height...
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Favorite or New Plant

Silver Falls Dichondra Silver Falls Dichondra ( Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls') is a lovely hanging plant that's...

Clever Gardening Technique

Morning Glories Love Grapes Grow morning glories with your grapes! At this time of year, grapes are pretty ragged looking,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Have Your Soil Tested
  • Protect Young Woody Plants from Rodents
  • Hold Mulch Until Plants are Dormant
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Mow Lawn Until Dormant

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