Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


A Few Fall Tasks

Some of us have had a frost, some of us haven't yet. But the end of the gardening season is near, and it always energizes me to clean up the garden. I still have plenty of healthy greens growing, so I won't be able to do the entire garden at once. I...
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Shows & Events

Wonderland Express Kick off the holiday season by taking a magical trip to a winter wonderland of twinkling lights...


Growing Organic Vegetables and Herbs Burpee's The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener; A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically , by...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Houseplants
  • Clean Up Garden Tools
  • Winterize Your Pond
  • Prepare Soil for Spring Planting
  • Plant Bulbs

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