Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Gold-Leafed Clematis

National News

European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there’s a new selection from Holland that boasts...

Propane Powered Grass Trimmer

Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...

Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs

Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...

New Use for Dandelions

Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...

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In the Garden


Golden Leaves for the Garden

Now that we've had a few frosts and even a few hard freezes, the leaves are coming down in piles. So, how can you make use of these little bits of gold instead of simply letting them annoy you? Leaves are truly gold for the garden if you simply...
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Shows & Events

Chicago Botanic Garden Indoor Farmers' Market The Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers' Market moves indoors to extend the season. On the first...

Tool or Gardening Product

Electric Leaf Shredder If you don't want to use your mower, then an electric leaf shredder is a good way to go. This one...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dispose of Perennial Foliage
  • Bring in Remaining Annual Bulbs
  • Mow for Last Time
  • Plant Any Remaining Bulbs
  • Clean Up Vegetable Debris

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