Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden


Time for Color!

At this time of year, with all the flowers just getting ready to burst forth, we are reminded of how important color is in our lives and gardens. We've enjoyed the somber, subtle colors of winter and now it's time for a riot of carnival brightness. This...
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Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Forest Grass For once, I'm right in line with the Perennial Plant Association! One of my all-time favorites is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Grow Greens Year-Round Even in our cold climates, you can grow greens year-round with a little ingenuity. Lay out a bed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Provide Water for Migrating Birds
  • Watch Water Needs of Containers
  • Let Bulb Foliage Yellow
  • Pinch Fall Bloomers
  • Stake Tall Perennials

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