Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden

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Let's Decorate From the Garden!

I'm going to try to convince you to do something, even if it sounds a little crazy. Even though the weather is chilly, let's get outdoors for at least half an hour every day. Besides being terrific from a health point of view, another great benefit to...
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Resources

Web Finds

Recycle Now Recycle Now is a British-based Web site with hundreds of tips on how to recycle materials for...

Books

Turning Trash into Garden Treasure I've had fun reading Garden Decoration From Junk: Transform Household Junk Into Fabulous Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Getting Christmas Cactus to Rebloom
  • Put Orchid Care on Your Schedule
  • Check for Spider Mites on Ivy
  • Watch for Browned Leaf Edges
  • Move Plants Away From Windows

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