Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
New Multicolored Bee Balm
Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...
Incredible New Hydrangea
From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular Annabelle hydrangea. Annabelle is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...
New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...
Earthworms Spread Weed Seed
Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...
In the Garden
Even though many of us are still experiencing hot weather, the excitement of school beginning and fall colors peeking through every once in a while gives me an unbelievable boost. On a recent walk I was struck by how many things are just on the verge of...
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Native Wildflowers Although a commercial site, Pictures of Native Wildflowers is an excellent source of photos of...
Self-Sufficiency The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency , by John Seymour (Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd.,...
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- Harvest Winter Squash at the Right Time
- Harvest Herbs
- Plant Garlic
- Save Your Geraniums
- Water Evergreens