Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden

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Taking Annual Cuttings

Often by this time of year frost has killed many of our annual flowers, making it too late to take cuttings to bring indoors for the winter. And, as usual, the frost caught me by surprise this year. However, my geraniums are still in beautiful form...
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Resources

Web Finds

SafeLawns.org SafeLawns.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting natural lawn care and grounds...

Books

The Organic Lawn Care Manual In The Organic Lawn Care Manual (Storey Publishing, 2007; $19.95), author Paul Tukey provides a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Bulbs
  • Clean Planters Before Storing
  • Water Evergreens
  • Wrap Young Tree Trunks
  • Clean and Service Equipment

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