Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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In the Garden


There's Still Time to Plant Bulbs

Even though many of us had some interesting cold weather lately, there is still plenty of time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. The soil is still fairly warm, just right for developing the root systems the bulbs need for good bloom next spring. We also...
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Bulb Forcing Evidently Art Wolk has been forcing bulbs for many years, and he tells exactly how to do it with...

Tool or Gardening Product

Bulb Bopper I thought that I didn't need any more bulb planting tools. But I was quite impressed with this...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reduce Transplant Shock
  • Wait to Mulch Roses
  • Empty and Clean Containers
  • Clean Bird Baths and Feeders
  • Don't Move Christmas Cactus

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