Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant English Roses

National News

David Austin’s English roses have been gracing the gardening world for more than 25 years. These roses combine the beauty and everblooming nature of modern hybrid tea and floribunda roses with the...

Sock It To Strawberry Diseases

Black root rot disease is a menace to strawberry growers. Plants with this soilborne disease often are short lived and produce few berries. For commercial operations, fumigating the soil with...

New Award-Winning Viola

Violas and pansies are classic cool-season annual flowers. For gardeners in mild winter areas, they bloom and provide color all winter. In colder areas they’re one of the first flower transplants...

Milder Winter Predicted

Predicting what the winter weather will be like across the country is always tricky business, but with modern forecasting tools many meteorologists feel more confident about going out on a limb to...

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In the Garden


Select a Perfect Crab Apple for Your Landscape

Crab apples seem to catch everyone's attention in spring when they are in full bloom, but they have lots to offer in fall and winter, too. We can certainly select for flower color, but these trees have so many other attributes that it seems a shame to...
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Favorite or New Plant

Tasmanian Angel Bear's Breeches I've fallen in love with this new plant from Terra Nova Nurseries. It has beautiful bold leaves...

Tool or Gardening Product

Enki Super Oxygenating Watering Can I have to admit I haven't tried this yet, but I'm very tempted, even at the cost of $99. The pot...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue Watering Evergreens
  • Set Up a Terrarium
  • Take Care of Amaryllis After Blooming
  • Use Only Water on Christmas Tree
  • Water African Violets Carefully

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