Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect
Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...
New Dwarf Alamanda
Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....
Versailles Gardens Go Green
The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...
New Water-Saving Sprinkler System
With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...
In the Garden
Midsummer is such a beautiful time, and I would like to share with you some flower combinations I've come across lately that have captured my attention. Perhaps you will be inspired to plant something new for next year.
Rose Campion and Phlox
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Perennial Garden Companions Roy Diblik, owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Wisconsin, has been growing and teaching about...
Favorite or New Plant
Rose Campion Rose campion ( Lychnis coronaria ) is an old-fashioned garden flower, also known as mullein pink....
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- Stop Pruning
- Weed, Weed, Weed
- Deadhead Lilies
- Harvest Herbs
- Look for Japanese Beetles