Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Christmas Melon

National News

It’s only December, but the new varieties for 2009 are already rolling in. Mailboxes and e-mail inboxes are being inundated with seed catalogs filled with new varieties. One that caught my eye is...

Community Gardens Add Value to Inner City Homes

Community gardens not only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents, they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home values. Researchers from the American Real...

New Biopesticide Controls Tomato Blight and Mildew

Home gardeners are always looking for the best and safest way to control disease in their gardens. Recently there has been great interest in using naturally occurring microorganisms to combat...

Garden Gloves for Animal Lovers

Garden gloves are an essential item for anyone working in the yard. Plus, they make affordable and much-appreciated holiday gifts. While there are many types of gloves on the market, for those...

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In the Garden


Decorate Your Home with Garden Materials

With the economy doing its downturn, perhaps it will help give us a holiday lift if we talk about how we can save our resources and decorate our homes for the holidays using materials from the garden. All it takes is a little imagination and a walk...
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Shows & Events

Gardenland Express at the Missouri Botanical Garden One of St. Louis's most beloved holiday traditions returns with Gardenland Express, the Garden's...


The Winter Garden Winter need not be a season to shut ourselves indoors. In The Winter Garden: Create a Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Holiday Plants for Pests
  • Watch Houseplants for Pests
  • Wait to Cover Roses
  • Take Care of African Violets
  • Care for Holiday Cactus

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