Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden

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Love Those Species Roses

June is rose month across the Midwest, and I have a hard time resisting the beauty all around right now. I don't consider myself a rose person, but the flowers are so exquisite and so sweetly perfumed that I simply lose my head when confronted with a...
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Resources

Web Finds

The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center The Web site of the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas has a native...

Books

What is Invasive and What to Substitute With the great debate these days over what is native, what is not, and what is invasive, Native...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Fret Mushrooms in Mulch
  • Control Squash Vine Borers
  • Put Out Amaryllis Plants
  • Fertilize Containers
  • Deadhead Flowers

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