Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden


Landscape Don'ts

At the risk of starting off on a negative note, I'd like to give some tips on things to avoid in the landscape. Sometimes we just don't realize what we might be doing wrong, and a better understanding of the situation can prevent costly mistakes....
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Shows & Events

50th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk On July 20, from noon to 5 p.m., the 50th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk will showcase over 20 of...


Bio-Intensive Gardening The title says it all: How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land...
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Regional Reminders

  • Troubleshoot Poor Bloom on Lilacs
  • Watch for Oystershell Scale
  • Wait Till Soil Warms to Plant Beans
  • Take Care of Lawn
  • Watch for Black Spot on Roses

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